2008
Women's basketball cruises to victory

Women's basketball cruises to victory
January 19, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

We've all heard the old saying: "Everybody wants to get into the act." In the case of the Benedictine University women's basketball team, that's exactly what happened on Saturday afternoon as the Eagles rolled to an 83-34 win over Milwaukee School of Engineering. The victory improved BU's record to 6-9 overall and 5-5 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Every player in uniform - 17 in all - scored for the Eagles as the team continues to battle for a spot in the NAC post-season tournament. Versus MSOE, Benedictine barely utilized the services of its leading scorer Tamika Curtis, who tallied just five points (after averaging over 20 points per game this season) in just 18 minutes of action. Curtis did manage to lead all rebounders with 12 boards, as well as blocking three shots. High point honors went to senior guard Tiffany Hardy with 12 points, while teammate Blair Erickson added 11. Sophomore forward Monica Krozel was the only other Eagle in double-digits with 10 points. Krozel also grabbed eight rebounds. Benedictine built a 42-19 halftime cushion and was never threatened.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.