2009
Eagles hot - weather not - in win over Concordia, 91-82

Eagles hot - weather not - in win over Concordia, 91-82
January 15, 2009

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

Benedictine University's women's basketball team rode the efforts of Laketa Simpson and Monika Krozel to a 91-82 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) win over Concordia University Chicago. The Eagles improved to 6-8 overall and 3-5 in NAC action. The Simpson/Krozel connection accounted for 51 of their team's points. Simpson led BU with 27, while Krozel was close behind with 24 points, hitting 7-of-12 from the field. Benedictine needed the productivity of its duo to counteract the Cougars' Marche Smith, who poured in 42 points on her own in the losing cause. Lidia Arias was the only other Eagles' player in double figures with 11 points. Arias also pulled down a team-leading 10 rebounds and had two blocked shots. Krozel snared eight boards and Tracey Walsh grabbed seven caroms. As a team, BU out-rebounded the Cougars by a 45-34 margin. The Eagles also blocked seven CUC shots, led by three rejections from Krozel. Arias and Walsh each had a pair of rejections. Walsh had a game-leading seven assists. Benedictine led at the half by a 40-38 margin and extended it with a big second stanza.

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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.