Women's basketball crushes Concordia

Women's basketball crushes Concordia
January 5, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

Prior to Saturday's 75-52 win over Concordia University Chicago, Benedictine University senior center Tamika Curtis was honored for breaking the school's scoring record earlier in the week. For Curtis, the celebration carried right through Saturday's game, as her team improved to 4-7 overall and 2-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The 6'0" Curtis had game highs of 24 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots in keying the Eagles win. She hit 10-of-13 from the floor and was four-of-five from the free thorw stripe. Senior guard Megan Walczak added 13 points on a five-of-10 shooting night. She was three-for-five from beyond the three-point arc and also gave off a game-leading six assists (most of which went to Curtis). Laketa Simpson, playing in just her second game since becoming eligible at semester, had 11 points. A suffucating Benedictine defense kept the Cougars to a shooting percentage of 23.5 percent. Conversely, the Eagles hit 45.5 percent (30-66) from the field. BU also won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding Concordia by a 61-32 margin.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.