2008
Women's basketball falters on the road in a non-league game

Women's basketball falters on the road in a non-league game
November 29, 2008

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

The Benedictine women's basketball team, playing its second strong opponent in less than 24 hours, lost at Elmhurst College, 95-77, in a non-conference bout. The Eagles are now 2-3 overall. After Friday night's big win over local rival North Central College, the Eagles flew into Elmhurst with high hopes. However, BU was a victim of 29 of its own turnovers and a Bluejay defense that was able to limit one of the team's leading scorers - Laketa Simpson - to just two points. Junior forward Monika Krozel led the Eagles with 18 points, while also snaring six rebounds. Senior guard Blair Erickson was close behind with 16 points, thanks to a 7-of-11 night shooting from the field. Sophomore guards Lidia Arias and Karyn Conerty added 13 and 12 points, respectively. Arias hit 6-of-7 from the floor while Conerty canned 4-of-7, all from beyond the three-point arc. Arias and Jenn Bren each pulled down eight rebounds. Bren also had a team-leading four assists. The Eagles will open Northern Athletics Conference play on Wednesday (Dec. 3/7:00 p.m.) at Dominican University.

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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.