2009
Women's hoops drops rival match to Aurora

Women's hoops drops rival match to Aurora
January 6, 2009

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

The Benedictine women's basketball team got off on the wrong foot in its first game of the new year, dropping a 90-65 decision to Aurora University in a Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) game. The Eagles fell to 4-7 overall and 1-4 in NAC play. Aurora led by as much as 11 points in the first half (31-20) with 5:03 on the clock. However an Eagles' run cut that to a single point, 31-30, on a layup by Lidia Arias with 1:18 left until the half. The Spartans scored the final six points of that first half (to lead 37-30) before out-distancing Benedictine in the second stanza by a margin of 53-35 on their way to the big victory. Monika Krozel led the Eagles with 16 points and six rebounds. Senior teammate Laketa Simpson added 12 points and had five steals. No other BU players finished in double digit scoring. Karyn Conerty had nine points, all on three-point baskets. Blair Erickson, Arias and Tracey Walsh each grabbed five rebounds.

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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.