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Valpo women drop HL Quarterfinal to #20/20 Green Bay
Tabitha Gerardot scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. (Ray Acevedo)
Tabitha Gerardot scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (11-20 (5-11))
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Green Bay (27-2 (16-0))
3/13/2013 | GREEN BAY, WIS. (KRESS CENTER) | Attendance: 1970
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Valparaiso223759
Green Bay374380
Stats at a GlanceVALPOGB
FG Percentage.333 (17-51) .483 (28-58)
3P FG Percentage.222 (6-27) .382 (13-34)
FT Percentage.864 (19-22) .579 (11-19)
Offensive Rebounds1210
Defensive Rebounds2525
Total Rebounds3735
Turnovers1911
Steals99
Bench Points1118
Statistical LeadersVALPOGB
PointsGERARDOT - 21
RITCHIE - 27
ReboundsGERARDOT - 11
RANGER - 8
AssistsRICHARDS - 5
EICHLER - 11
StealsRICHARDS - 4
BAUER - 2
RITCHIE - 2
GILBERTSON - 2
LUKAN - 2
BlocksEICHLER - 1
GILBERTSON - 1

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 12th double-double of the season, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team made top-seeded #20/20 Green Bay work hard to earn its 80-59 win in the Horizon League Quarterfinals at the Kress Events Center on Wednesday evening.

Gerardot scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for her 25th career double-double. She tied a Horizon League Tournament single game record by going 10-for-10 at the free-throw line. Her 21 points brought her into a tie with Marlous Nieuwveen for seventh on the all-time VU scoring list with 1,217 points.

As a team, Valparaiso shot 19-of-22 at the line and had a 37-35 rebounding edge over the Phoenix.

“I’m so proud of our team,” said Valparaiso coach Tracey Dorow. “We played our butts off for the seniors. We played hard the whole time. We did what we were supposed to, and it just wasn’t enough. Give it to Green Bay. They’re outstanding. They played a heck of a game.”

Green Bay stormed out to a 9-0 lead on 3-pointers from Adrian Ritchie, Lydia Bauer and Sarah Eichler. Gerardot and sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) combined on a 9-3 run to get the Crusaders within three at 12-9 at the 13:44 mark. Gerardot had three baskets, and Carr buried a 3-pointer from the wing.

Green Bay used a 9-2 run to take a 21-11 lead with 8:11 left in the opening half. A 3-pointer from Carr got Valpo to within seven, but the Phoenix closed the half on a 14-6 run to lead 37-22 at the break. Carr and Gerardot combined for 20 of Valpo’s 22 points in the opening 20 minutes.

Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) opened the second half with a 3-pointer to trim the deficit to 12. From that point, the teams traded scores for the next 10-plus minutes. A 3-pointer from Gerardot cut the Green Bay lead to 50-37, and after a basket from Lydia Bauer, senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored inside to make it 52-39 with 9:52 to go.

That was as close as Valparaiso would get for the rest of the game. The Phoenix led by as many as 24. Freshman Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) ended the scoring with a pair of layups in the closing seconds.

Richardson finished with nine points, while Carr added eight. Freshman Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) scored seven points, all coming in the second half.

Lange totaled six points and five rebounds, while senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) added four points, five assists and four steals. Richards ended up fourth on the Valpo all-time steals list with 202.

“We did a great job of being aggressive. We didn’t back down. They’re a physical and tough team, and we didn’t back down from that. We matched their physicality. We just didn’t knock down the shots that they did. We battled with a lot of heart.”

Ritchie led Green Bay (27-2), which has now won 22-consecutive games, with a game-high 27 points. Bauer added 17, while Eichler had nine points and 11 assists. The Phoenix had 24 assists on their 28 baskets.

Valparaiso ends the season with a record of 11-20.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
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
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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