2007
Women's basketball falters on the road

Women's basketball falters on the road
January 17, 2007

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

The Eagles women's basketball team suffered a tough Northern Athletics Conference road loss at Marian College, 66-62, in Fond du Lac, Wis., on Wednesday evening. Benedictine is now 10-5 overall and 6-3 in the NAC. Tamika Curtis led all scorers with 17 points, but was limited to just five-of-16 from the field. Curtis shared team-high rebound honors with eight (along with Lauren Zuro). Freshman Monika Krozel (photo at right) had the best outing of her young collegiate career with 15 points and six boards. Krozel hit four-of-seven field goals and was seven-for-seven from the charity stripe. Junior guard Tiffany Hardy was the only other Eagle in double figures with 12 points. As a team, BU shot just 31-percent (17-55) from the floor. The Sabres held a large advantage in the rebounding department, out-boarding the Eagles by a 47-35 margin. Benedictine led at the half by a 24-22 score. The Eagles built their lead up to as much as 12 points with just under 13 minutes left to play. Marian began to chip away at the advantage and, after tying the game twice, finally took its first lead of the second half with 3:42 left to play, 56-53. It was a lead the Sabres would not relinquish. Marian outscored the Eagles down to the wire by a 13-9 difference, gaining the 66-62 win over BU.

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