2008
Eagle women fall at Edgewood

Eagle women fall at Edgewood
January 12, 2008

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

Benedictine's women's basketball team lead most of the game, but it was Edgewood overtaking the visitors in the end, 70-63. The loss dropped BU to 4-9 overall, 2-5 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The game featured two of the nation's top scorers - EC's Megan Scheele and BU's Tamika Curtis - and the duo did not disappoint. Scheele, ranked No. 1 in scoring, finished the game with 30 points, while Curtis, the No. 6 ranked scorer nationally, had 31. Curtis was 11-for-16 from the field. However, it was cold shooting overall by the Benedictine team that spelled doom for the Eagles. BU shot just 34 percent from the field (23-68) for the game, including going just 11-of-39 (28 percent) in the second half. Junior guard Blair Erickson was the only other Benedictine player in double-digit scoring with 13 points. Erickson hit five-of-six from the field and was three-for-four from beyond the three-point arc. Curtis and Laketa Simpson each grabbed a team-leading nine rebounds. Senior guard Megan Walczak had a game-high eight assists.

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