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Valpo Takes Loss at IUPUI Saturday
Tabitha Gerardot led Valpo with 16 points and nine rebounds. (Ray Acevedo)
Tabitha Gerardot led Valpo with 16 points and nine rebounds. (Ray Acevedo)
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11/17/2012 | Indianapolis, Ind. (The Jungle) | Attendance: 0
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Valparaiso343569
IUPUI344175
Stats at a GlanceVALPOIUPUI
FG Percentage.472 (25-53) .466 (27-58)
3P FG Percentage.375 (3-8) .200 (2-10)
FT Percentage.696 (16-23) .633 (19-30)
Offensive Rebounds1418
Defensive Rebounds2020
Total Rebounds3438
Turnovers2421
Steals88
Bench Points1532
Statistical LeadersVALPOIUPUI
PointsGERARDOT - 16
GOSS - 14
ReboundsGERARDOT - 9
NELSON - 8
AssistsRICHARDSON - 4
COMELLO - 4
StealsRICHARDSON - 3
SIMS - 2
LUSTER - 2
BlocksCALLAWAY - 2
TEAGUE - 2

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A 13-3 run in the late stages of the second half by IUPUI was too much for the Valparaiso women's basketball team to overcome on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 75-69 to the Jaguars in Indianapolis, Ind.

The teams played a tightly contested first half, as the Crusaders trailed by just one possession for most of the frame.  IUPUI pushed its lead out to five points at 29-24 on a Nicole Rogers 3-pointer with 3:22 to go in the half, but a pair of triples by senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) helped Valpo score 10 of the half’s final 15 points, capped by a 3-point play from freshman Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) to leave the Crusaders and Jaguars tied at 35 at the half.

The first half of the second stanza played out much the same, as IUPUI led by three at 50-47 with 11:24 to play following a 3-pointer by Katie Comello.  But the Crusaders went on a 10-2 run over the next four minutes to claim their largest lead of the game at five points.  Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) started the run with an inside basket while being fouled, and two possessions later, sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) converted a fast-break layup to give the Crusaders a 51-50 lead.

IUPUI’s Karah Nelson scored on its next possession, but Valpo answered immediately in the paint, as redshirt junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) got inside for a layup to reclaim the lead for the Crusaders.  Two trips later, Richardson came up with a steal on the defensive end and hit Scott for a layup to make it 55-52 Valpo.  Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake)  scored for the Crusaders on their next possession to extend the lead to five points at 57-52.

IUPUI scored the next five points, but freshman Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) answered with a triple to give Valpo a three-point lead with 5:25 remaining.  The Jaguars scored seven in a row to take the lead before Gerardot hit a pair of free throws to tie the game with 4:06 to play.  But IUPUI scored eight of the next nine points over the next three minutes to go up 70-63, and the Jaguars used free throws down the stretch to hold off the Crusaders.

Gerardot led Valpo on Saturday with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Scott added 14 points and Richardson 12.  The Crusaders tallied 17 assists on their 25 field goals, but were hurt by 24 turnovers.  IUPUI (2-1) was led by 14 points from DeAirra Goss and 13 from Nelson, the latter also picking up a team-high eight rebounds. 

“We played awfully hard today and did a lot of good things – we shot the ball reasonably well and were good shooting down the stretch,” said Crusader head coach Tracey Dorow  “But we didn’t knock free throws down when we had the opportunity, and IUPUI did down the stretch to put the game out of reach.  We turned the ball over too many times and weren’t able to overcome that, and we have to do a better job on the boards as well [18 offensive rebounds for IUPUI].  IUPUI was more persistant and aggressive than we were tonight.  But I think this will help us in the long run focus on areas we need to get better at, and we’re excited to come back out on Monday and come out tougher as a team.”

Valparaiso (2-1) continues its Indianapolis road swing on Monday evening at Butler at 6 p.m. CT.  The game can be heard live on WVUR, 95.1 FM, Valparaiso and online at valpoathletics.com, which will also have a link for live stats.

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 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
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay