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Crusader second-half rally comes up short against Loyola
Play Video Tabitha Gerardot scored 17 points and had 14 rebounds in Valpo's 52-44 loss to Loyola. (Ray Acevedo)
Tabitha Gerardot scored 17 points and had 14 rebounds in Valpo's 52-44 loss to Loyola. (Ray Acevedo)
Loyola (6-9 (1-1))
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Valparaiso (6-9 (1-1))
1/16/2013 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 408
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Loyola232952
Valparaiso133144
Stats at a GlanceLUCVALPO
FG Percentage.317 (19-60) .370 (17-46)
3P FG Percentage.333 (6-18) .200 (3-15)
FT Percentage.727 (8-11) .583 (7-12)
Offensive Rebounds911
Defensive Rebounds2132
Total Rebounds3043
Turnovers825
Steals164
Bench Points2914
Statistical LeadersLUCVALPO
PointsJOHNSON - 19
GERARDOT - 17
ReboundsJOHNSON - 11
GERARDOT - 14
AssistsJOHNSON - 3
FAUGHT - 3
RICHARDS - 4
StealsJOHNSON - 6
RICHARDSON - 2
BlocksHAMBRIC - 1
BEAVERS - 1
BOOKER - 1
GERARDOT - 1
SCOTT - 1

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trimmed a 12-point second-half deficit down to one, but the Crusaders could not take the lead and lost to Loyola (Chicago) 52-44 on Wednesday night.

Trailing 27-15 with 16:55 to play, the Crusaders went on a 15-4 run to trim the Loyola lead to 31-30. Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) who had her fourth double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds, scored eight points on the run, including the baskets that opened and ended the run.

“We dug ourselves a pretty big hole, but we played a pretty respectable second half all-in-all,” Valparaiso head coach Tracey Dorow said.

Sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) had all five of her points during the run.

The Ramblers built the lead back up to six, but Valparaiso cut it to one at 38-37 with 7:18 left on a jumper by senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) and a 3-pointer from Gerardot.

A jumper from Gerardot trimmed the Loyola lead to 46-44 with 2:17 to play. The Crusaders had the ball with a chance to shoot for the tie or the lead, but Taylor Johnson picked up one of her six steals and her layup at the other end put the Ramblers up four.

“It was only a ten-point hole (at halftime), but we didn’t dig out of it,” Dorow said. “We were close, and we made it exciting at times.”

Loyola added a basket and a pair of free throws in the final minute to increase the final margin to eight.

The Crusaders started out quickly, taking a 7-0 lead at the first media timeout. Lange, sophomore Shaquira Scott (Willmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) each had baskets and senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) drained a 3-pointer.

Valparaiso scored six points over the rest of the first half and trailed 23-13 at the half.

The Ramblers forced 25 Valparaiso turnovers and converted them into 20 points.

Gerardot’s double-double was her second-straight, her third in four games and the 17th of her career.

Scott finished with seven points and six rebounds, and Lange added six points and nine boards. The Crusaders had a 43-30 edge on the glass.

Johnson led Loyola (6-9, 1-1 Horizon League) with 19 points, 11 rebounds and six steals. Abby Skube added 13 points, and Katie Faught scored 12.

Valparaiso (6-9, 1-1) starts a two-game road swing on Saturday, Jan. 19, when it heads to Chicago to take on UICat 3:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WVUR, 95.1 FM, Valparaiso, and online at www.valpoathletics.com, which will also have a link for live stats.

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Apr 17 No Team Score
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Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
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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)
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Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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Apr 19 Valpo 0
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Apr 19 Valpo 2
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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
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Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
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Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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Apr 25
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Apr 25
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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
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Apr 26
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Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
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M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
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Apr 27
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Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
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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)
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Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
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May 2
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May 2
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May 3
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May 3
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May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
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May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
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