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Balanced Attack Vaults Valpo over Chicago State
Junior Sharon Karungi collected her third double-double in the last four games Friday at the Toledo Invite. (PJ Gradowski)
Junior Sharon Karungi collected her third double-double in the last four games Friday at the Toledo Invite. (PJ Gradowski)
Chicago State (1-7)
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Valparaiso (1-7)
12/6/2013 | Toledo, OH (Savage Arena) | Attendance: 0
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Chicago State193150
Valparaiso363874
Stats at a GlanceCSUWVALPO
FG Percentage.300 (18-60) .426 (29-68)
3P FG Percentage.250 (4-16) .143 (2-14)
FT Percentage.500 (10-20) .824 (14-17)
Offensive Rebounds1614
Defensive Rebounds2633
Total Rebounds4247
Turnovers2014
Steals910
Bench Points2319
Statistical LeadersCSUWVALPO
PointsWilliams - 17
KARUNGI - 16
ReboundsWilliams - 10
KARUNGI - 14
AssistsSanders - 5
WIEDEMANN - 7
StealsWilliams - 4
WIEDEMANN - 4
BlocksHAMLET - 1

Friday, December 06, 2013

A Valpo team that entered Friday's contest looking to lower opponents' field goal percentage achieved just that as the Crusaders blew past Chicago State 74-50 in the opening game of the Toledo Invite. The Brown and Gold kept the Cougars without a field goal for the first nine-and-a-half minutes of the ballgame. Valpo led by as many as 26 points in a first half that saw the defense yield just six field goals total.

"I'm just thrilled we got our first win. The best part about it was every player in uniform scored and got a rebound. It was a true team effort. We made a lot of big plays together and it was a lot of fun to watch," head coach Tracey Dorow said. 

Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) had a flawless first half as the senior scored 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting from the floor. Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) contributed seven points, all from the line. Sophomore Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), who scored the first five points of the game, had eight at the break.

The Crusaders led 36-19 at half as they confined Chicago State to 20% shooting in the first twenty minutes.

Valpo maintained its stranglehold on the Cougars in the second half, opening the stanza on an 18-7 run. Though both were limited to two points in the first half, Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) and Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) erupted for dominating second halves. 

Karungi earned her third double-double in the last four games as the junior shot 7-of-9 from the field in the second half. She finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The board total matched a season-high accomplished at Florida International University.

Wiedemann was a solid 6-for-6 from the charity stripe as she ended the evening with 14 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and four steals.

Valpo kept Chicago State out of striking distance for the entire second half, leading by no fewer than 18 points at any point.

Dean turned in her fourth game with at least 11 points. The guard represented a fast-break threat all afternoon, keeping a shallow Chicago State bench winded.

Freshman Aliyah Isaac (Richton Park, Ill./Marian Catholic) and Jazmin Taylor (Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island) both recorded their first points as Crusaders in the 74-50 triumph. Faith Miller's (Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne) jumper in the paint with five minutes to play put all nine Crusaders in the point column.

Valpo accumulated 18 assists to 14 turnovers Friday while Chicago State recorded seven assists to 20 turnovers. The Cougars shot just 30% from the floor all game.

The win snapped a season-opening seven-game losing streak for the Brown and Gold. Valpo (1-7) will return to the court Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm CT to challenge the host Toledo Rockets (4-3). The Rockets handed Detroit a 79-70 loss in the Friday evening game of the Toledo Invite. 

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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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