2008
Women's hoops knocks off Dominican

Women's hoops knocks off Dominican
February 7, 2008

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

The Benedictine University women's basketball team raced out to a first half lead before having to come back and score a 77-72 win over Dominican University at the Rice Center. The victory improved BU's record to 9-12 overall and 7-8 in the Northern Athletics Conference. Senior center Tamika Curtis did what she does best by taking control of the game down the stretch. The BU All-American tallied 31 points - 21 in the second half - and snarred 10 rebounds. She also blocked five shots. Curtis hit 13 of-21 from the field after starting the game going just 4-for-7 shooting. Junior transfer Laketa Simpson came off the bench to tally 12 points. She also dished off five assists and had five boards. Senior guard Tiffany Hardy led either team with eight assists.

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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.