Women's basketball stumbles on the road

Women's basketball stumbles on the road
January 31, 2009

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

The Benedictine women's basketball team got a slow start out of the gate on Saturday and the result was a 61-47 loss at Rockford College. The Eagles fell to 9-10 overall and 6-7 in Northern Athletics Conference play. Benedictine found itself in a big hole after the first half, trailing 32-17. It was the Eagles' lowest first half point total of the season. Freshman Tracey Walsh led BU in scoring with 13 points. Walsh also snagged five rebounds and had a par of steals. Senior Laketa Simpson added 10 points as the only other Eagle in double digits. Simpson had an all-around nice game by booking five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals. Lidia Arias and Jenn Bren each pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Bren also tallied nine points off the Benedictine bench.


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.