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Broekhoff Spurs Crusaders To Third Straight Win
Play Video Ryan Broekhoff posted 26 points and 10 rebounds Saturday afternoon.  (Ray Acevedo)
Ryan Broekhoff posted 26 points and 10 rebounds Saturday afternoon. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (13-5, 3-1 HL)
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Milwaukee (4-13, 0-3 HL)
1/12/2013 | Milwaukee, Wis. (Klotsche Center) | Attendance: 3048
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Valparaiso334376
Milwaukee203252
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUWM
FG Percentage.492 (29-59) .340 (17-50)
3P FG Percentage.387 (12-31) .167 (2-12)
FT Percentage.545 (6-11) .762 (16-21)
Offensive Rebounds119
Defensive Rebounds2722
Total Rebounds3831
Turnovers1113
Steals75
Bench Points175
Statistical LeadersVALPOUWM
PointsBROEKHOFF - 26
GULLEY - 18
ReboundsBROEKHOFF - 10
PANOSKE - 7
AssistsBOGAN - 4
BROEKHOFF - 4
BUGGS - 4
HARRIS - 2
StealsBUGGS - 3
HAARSMA - 2
BlocksKENNEY - 3
BROEKHOFF - 3
PANOSKE - 2

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) made a career-high seven three pointers and tallied his third straight double-double as the Valparaiso men's basketball team defeated Milwaukee, 76-52, at the Klotsche Center Saturday evening. The Crusaders have now won six of their last seven games, including three straight on the road.

Broekhoff’s 26-point, 10-rebound effort paced the Crusaders, who never trailed en route to a double-digit victory.

“This is a rare thing for a Milwaukee-Valpo basketball game, cause it usually always comes down to the last possession,” head coach Bryce Drew said. “We know Rob Jeter teams are always very physical, they play very well. This was one of our superior games of the year.”

Three other Crusaders reached double figures on the afternoon – Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) scored 11 points and grabbed five boards while Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) scored 12 points and LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [South Florida]) added 10 points off the bench.

The Crusaders possessed the lead just four seconds into the game after Broekhoff nailed the first of his seven triples. The three-pointer sparked a 12-2 run that gave the Crusaders a double-digit lead just shy of the first media timeout.

The Panthers struggled to get open shots, particularly in the first half. The Crusaders defense limited the Panthers to 29 percent shooting in the first half and a mere 34 percent for the game.

Despite the cold shooting, the Panthers trailed by just five points with 4:19 remaining in the first half. Up 21-16, Will Bogan (Boise, Idaho/Vallivue [Ole Miss]) drained a three to send the Crusaders on 12-4 run to close the half.

The second half scoring commenced in familiar fashion with Broekhoff knocking down another trey. Erik Buggs’ (Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell) transition layup capped an 8-0 Crusaders run to start the final 20 minutes. The run forced a Milwaukee timeout as the Crusaders opened up their largest lead at 41-20.

Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) threw down a second-half dunk following a nice backdoor feed from Dority. The slam put the Crusaders up 43-23 with 15:26 to play.

The Crusaders continued distancing themselves in the second half. A Bogan three-pointer with 6:59 remaining helped the Crusaders claim the game’s largest advantage at 64-38. The senior guard finished with eight points in a game that featured scoring from nine different Crusaders.

“I thought we shot the ball from three extremely well,” Drew said of his team’s 39 percent effort from three. “Especially during stretches later in the first half and to start the second.”

The Panthers saw three players reach double digits, including their leading scorer, Paris Gulley, who contributed 18 points and five caroms. Demetrius Harris added 14 points and Jordan Aaron finished with 10.

Easy shots were hard to come by as the Crusaders controlled the paint, outscoring the Panthers 32-24. Valpo also collected eight blocks, including three apiece for Broekhoff and Kenney.

Broekhoff’s seven 3-pointers marked a new career high, surpassing his previous best of six triples which he contributed on three different occasions, the most recent of which came against Cleveland State on Feb. 9 of last season. Against the Panthers, Broekhoff converted his first five three-point attempts.

Valparaiso (13-5, 3-1 Horizon) returns to action next Thursday with a road game against Detroit. The game will be shown nationally on ESPNU.  As always, the contest can be heard on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, with links for live audio, video and stats available at ValpoAthletics.com.

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Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo