Women's basketball falls versus defending NAC champs

Women's basketball falls versus defending NAC champs
February 7, 2009

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

The Benedictine University women's basketball team was not able to derail two-time defending Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) champion Concordia University (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon, falling by an 83-61 score. The Eagles are now 9-11 overall and 6-8 in the NAC. Laketa Simpson had 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks - all team-leading numbers - for BU. Simpson connected on 7-of-17 from the floor. Jenn Bren came off the bench to tally 11 points and starting guard Blair Erickson contributed 10 points. Freshman Tracey Walsh was held to five points. However, the Eagles' first-year player grabbed eight rebounds and gave of a team-high five assists. CUW led at the half by a 46-34 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.