2008
Eagles win big at Alverno, 90-59

Eagles win big at Alverno, 90-59
January 22, 2008

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

Benedictine had four players register in double-figure scoring on its way to a 90-59 Northern Athletics Conference win at Alverno College. The Eagles improved to 7-9 overall and evened their NAC record at 5-5. Senior center Tamika Curtis had a game-high 20 points, hitting eight-of-12 from the field. Curtis also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked four shots (both high-game totals, as well). Senior guard Tiffany Hardy had another outstanding effort with 17 points, bolstered by a five-for-eight effort from three-point range. Hardy gave off a game-leading eight assists. Junior transfer Laketa Simpson added 15 points, while junior guard Blair Erickson tallied 12. The Eagles were on fire as a team when it came to shooting, making good on nearly 61 percent (34-of-56) from the field and hitting an amazing 71 percent (15-of-21) from beyond the three-poihnt line. BU also hit 78 percent (7-for-9) from the free throw stripe. Benedictine out-rebounded the Inferno by a healthy 39-to-22 margin. The Eagles led at halftime, 46-27 Benedictine will travel to Rockford College on Thursday (7:00 p.m.) to take on the NAC's first place team.

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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.