Eagles drop road contest in women's basketball

Eagles drop road contest in women's basketball
February 10, 2009

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

The Benedictine women's basketball team surrendered a six-point halftime lead and lost a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) game at Milwaukee School of Engineering, 57-49. The loss dropped the Eagles to 9-12 overall and 6-9 in the NAC. Benedictine held a 29-23 cushion at the half. MSOE caught the Eagles - and actually grabbed the lead - with 9:14 minutes remaining in the game. The hosts went ahead for good at the 5:25 juncture. Senior Laketa Simpson was the lone Eagle in double figures with 14 points. Simpson also had five rebounds and a team-leading five steals. Junior forward Monika Krozel was held to six points, but pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds and had two blocked shots. Sophomore guard Lidia Arias added six points, eight rebounds and three steals.


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.