2008
Women's basketball crushes Concordia

Women's basketball crushes Concordia
January 5, 2008

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

Prior to Saturday's 75-52 win over Concordia University Chicago, Benedictine University senior center Tamika Curtis was honored for breaking the school's scoring record earlier in the week. For Curtis, the celebration carried right through Saturday's game, as her team improved to 4-7 overall and 2-3 in the Northern Athletics Conference. The 6'0" Curtis had game highs of 24 points, 19 rebounds and four blocked shots in keying the Eagles win. She hit 10-of-13 from the floor and was four-of-five from the free thorw stripe. Senior guard Megan Walczak added 13 points on a five-of-10 shooting night. She was three-for-five from beyond the three-point arc and also gave off a game-leading six assists (most of which went to Curtis). Laketa Simpson, playing in just her second game since becoming eligible at semester, had 11 points. A suffucating Benedictine defense kept the Cougars to a shooting percentage of 23.5 percent. Conversely, the Eagles hit 45.5 percent (30-66) from the field. BU also won the battle of the boards, out-rebounding Concordia by a 61-32 margin.

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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.