2007
Curtis, Eagles dispatch Wisconsin Lutheran

Curtis, Eagles dispatch Wisconsin Lutheran
February 10, 2007

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

The Benedictine University women's basketball squad kept its hopes for the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Northern Athletics Conference tournament alive by scoring a convincing, 76-54, win over Wisconsin Lutheran College. The Eagles (16-7, 12-5) and Warriors (13-10, 11-6) had been tied for that second spot entering the match-up. For the third time in as many games, Benedictine got a huge game from junior All-America candidate Tamika Curtis. Curtis had a perfect eight-for-eight night shooting from the field as she scored 22 points and pulled down a season-high 20 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. She also blocked four shots, gave off six assists and had two steals. Curtis has scored in double figures in 22 of the Eagles' 23 games. As a junior, she is already the No. 2 all-time scorer in BU history, currently with 1,294 points. High point honors for the game actually went to teammate Dana Sullivan with 23. Sullivan, a senior guard from Oak Lawn High School, drilled eight-of-19 from the field and connected on five-of-seven from the free throw line. The Eagles' other senior guard, Amanda Burditt also made some history of her own during the win. With eight more assists, Burditt upped her Benedictine career total to 265 "helps" as she leap-frogged to spots into the No. 4 position. Wisconsin Lutheran was led by Britany Lindert, who tallied 18 points. Emily Laete came off of the Warriors bench to add 14 as the only other WLC player in double digits. The Eagles still have games remaining at Maranatha Baptist on Tuesday and at Edgewood College next Saturday. Edgewood is one of the teams also tied with BU for that No. 2 position.

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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.