2008
Women's basketball drops contest to league leader

Women's basketball drops contest to league leader
February 2, 2008

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

Benedictine's women's basketball team battled Northern Athletics Conference leader Concordia University (Wis.) gamely for the first half, before being worn down in a 74-56 loss at home. The EAgles fell to 8-11 overall and 6-7 in the NAC. Tamika Curtis led the Eagles with 15 points, hitting six-of-10 from the field. She also grabbed six rebounds and had a blocked shot. Monica Krozel - pictured at left - added 12 points and four boards, while senior guard Tiffany Hardy chipped in 11. Senior Megan Walczak had five assists and eight points in the loss. Junior guard Laketa Simpson had a team-high eight rebounds. The Eagles shot 35 percent (18-51) from the field and committed 22 turnovers. BU trailed at halftime, 37-32.

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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.