2008
Women's basketball season ends versus top seed

Women's basketball season ends versus top seed
February 27, 2008

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

The Benedictine women's basketball season came to a close on Wednesday evening in the first round of the Northern Athletics Conference tournament. The Eagles, seeded No. 8, lost a 66-52 road contest at the No. 1 seed, Concordia University (Wis.). The loss gave BU a 13-13 overall record to finish out 2007-08. Senior All-American center Tamika Curtis had a monster game to help keep her team close versus the top-seeded Falcons. Curtis had a game-high 25 points and five blocks, while also grabbing nine rebounds. Curtis hit 10-of-13 from the field before fouling out with 6:34 remaining in the game. She was the only BU player in double-digit scoring. Curtis' fifth personal foul also brought to a close the most prolific career in Benedictine women's basketball history. When the 6'0" senior walked of the court for the final time, she took with her 1,897 points, 208 blocked shots and a 54.6 percent field goal percentage...school career records all! She also was second in career rebounds at 1,124 boards. Sophomore Monica Krozel tossed in nine points and had a game-leading 11 rebounds in the loss to CUW. Krozel also had two blocked shots. Teammate Laketa Simpson added seven points.

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