2007
Women's basketball loses in OT

Women's basketball loses in OT
November 27, 2007

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

Benedictine's women's basketball squad dropped a non-league game to local rival North Central College, 64-63, in overtime on Tuesday in Naperville. The loss left the Eagles at 1-3 on the year. Benedictine led the bulk of the game, jumping out to a 12-2 advantage to start the game. The Cardinals took their first lead with 8:07 left in the game. The loss overshadowed a career-high 39-point effort from senior pre-season All-American Tamika Curtis. Curtis hit 13-of-18 from the field, including her first 10 shots of the game. She was also 13-of-16 from the free throw line. Curtis also grabbed a team-leading nine rebounds, as well as giving two assists and blocking one shot. No other Eagles' player had double digit points. Junior guard Blair Erickson had seven points, while senior teammate Megan Walczak added five points and a game-leading nine assists.

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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.