Women’s hoops defeat Alverno

By: Zack Bucher

The Benedictine Lady Eagles Basketball team beat Alverno College 74 -48 to finish off their recent home stand.

The Lady Eagles started rolling from the tip and never trailed in the game. That didn’t stop Alverno from battling back as they brought the score up within 4 points. Benedictine started to score again as they pushed their lead to double digits. The half ended with the lady eagles leading 33-22.

The second half began the same as the first as the Lady Eagles surged forward, pushing their lead to 30. Almost everyone from the Lady Eagles roster got to play as Benedictine put 16 different players on the court.

“This was such an exciting win for the women’s basketball team. It was fun going and seeing the crowd cheer on their team. We have such great school pride here at Benedictine,” said senior Mike Krueger.

The Lady Eagles did what they do best, rebound, to help them win the contest. They outrebounded Alverno, 48-28. The leading scorer for the Lady Eagles was senior guard Meghan Novak with 24 points. Junior guard Alanna Ferry added in six assists.

“It was a great team win. I think what worked for us was everyone was being aggressive and sharing the ball very well. Making the extra pass to the open girl was very effective and gave us great shots,” said Ferry.

This game was originally a home game for Alverno; however, due to a postponement, the game was played in Lisle. Benedictine returns to action on the road Thursday, when they face Alverno College again.