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Loyola Surges Past Valpo in Second Half
Gina Lange posted a career-high 17 points on Thursday night. (Ray Acevedo)
Gina Lange posted a career-high 17 points on Thursday night. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (5-12,1-5 Horizon)
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Loyola (Chicago) (9-9, 4-3 Horizon)
1/19/2012 | Chicago, Ill. - Gentile Arena | Attendance: 294
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso312556
Loyola (Chicago)384886
Stats at a GlanceVALPOLUC
FG Percentage.362 (21-58) .538 (35-65)
3P FG Percentage.263 (5-19) .500 (9-18)
FT Percentage.643 (9-14) .636 (7-11)
Offensive Rebounds1711
Defensive Rebounds2122
Total Rebounds3833
Turnovers176
Steals28
Bench Points738
Statistical LeadersVALPOLUC
PointsLANGE - 17
SKUBE - 24
ReboundsTEAM - 9
LAW - 6
KORTEKAMP - 6
AssistsRICHARDS - 6
KING - 5
StealsRICHARDS - 1
VARNER - 1
LAW - 2
ALBANO - 2
SAMPLAWSKI - 2
BlocksCARR - 1
GERARDOT - 1
LANGE - 1
LAW - 2
KORTEKAMP - 2

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Gentile Arena, but Loyola (Chicago) went on a 32-5 run late in the second half and defeated the Crusaders 86-56 in Chicago, Ill.

Lange scored 13 of her 17 points in the first half to keep Valpo close, and the Crusaders were within three with 13 minutes to play but then went eight minutes without a field goal as the Ramblers pulled away.

“Gina’s a battler,” head coach Keith Freeman said after the game.  “She ran the floor hard tonight.”

The Crusaders jumped on top early, 10-7, thanks to five points from Lange.  Loyola took the lead for good with a 15-3 spurt to take a 22-13 advantage.  The Ramblers caught fire during the run, making 10-of-14 shots over an eight minute stretch.

Valpo clawed back, cutting the deficit to two, 30-28, on a lay-in by Lange with 3:11 left before halftime, but the Ramblers scored eight of the 11 points in the stanza to build a 38-31 advantage at the break.

An Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) three-pointer, followed by a layup underneath on a feed from Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) capped a 7-0 Valpo run to tie the game at 40 with 17:25 to play.

The Crusaders were unable to take the lead though and Loyola answered with eight straight points to retake an eight point advantage.  Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) made a triple to cut the Rambler lead to 48-45 with just under 13 minutes to play before the Crusaders went cold from the floor.

Back-to-back triples from Abby Skube made it 63-47 Loyola as part of a 22-3 run as the Crusaders went eight minutes without scoring from the floor.  By the time the 32-5 run ended the Ramblers had built an 80-50 advantage and put the game out of reach.

Timmerman scored 12 points for the Crusaders while Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) added 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

Skube led Loyola (9-9, 4-3 Horizon) with 24 points off of the bench on 9-of-12 shooting while Simone Law scored 16 points.  The Ramblers’ bench outscored Valpo’s 38-7 on the evening.

“Skube had a great game,” Freeman said.  “We didn’t have an answer guarding her or Law in the low post.  They are a tough team to guard because they shoot nearly 40% from three-point range, making it hard to double in the post.”

Loyola finished the night shooting 53.8% from the floor and committed just six turnovers.  Valpo shot 36.2% for the game, including just 27.6% after the break.

“It seemed like tonight we had some kids struggling to move from the get go,” Freeman added.  “We have put together 15 games of great effort prior to tonight so I expect us to bounce back Saturday and be ready to go.”

Valparaiso (5-12, 1-5) will conclude its two-game road swing with another game in Chicago on Saturday evening.  The Crusaders will face UIC with tip-off slated for 7 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion.

Game Notes: Valpo leads the all-time series 17-3 … Valpo did not commit a single foul in the first half … Richards handed out six assists and is now within one of 12th place on Valpo’s career list with 246 in three seasons … Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia/Agenskaina Gymnasium H.S.) scored a career-high four points … all seven Crusaders that dressed scored.

Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
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
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
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
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
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 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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