2008
Turnovers cost women's basketball at Wartburg Tournament

Turnovers cost women's basketball at Wartburg Tournament
November 22, 2008

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

Benedictine women’s basketball team had the misfortune of an off night shooting and making too many turnovers in the same game, resulting in the 77-51 loss to host Wartburg College in the Heartland Tip-off Tournament in Waverly, Iowa. The Eagles are now 0-2 overall. Benedictine shot just 33 percent from the floor and was an ice-cold 22 percent (4-of-18) from behind the three-point stripe. That – coupled with 29 turnovers – made for a long day for the Eagles. Senior guard Laketa Simpson led BU with 16 points, thanks largely to an 8-fo-r11 effort from the free throw line. She also snagged six rebounds. Junior forward Monika Krozel added 11 points, the only other Eagle in double figures, and had a game-high seven rebounds. Benedictine will play Fontbonne University at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the tournament’s consolation game.

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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.