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Strong Second Half Not Enough for Crusaders
Play Video Liz Horton finished in double digits for the fourth straight game Friday night. (Rouxi Wang)
Liz Horton finished in double digits for the fourth straight game Friday night. (Rouxi Wang)
Butler (3-6)
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Valparaiso (2-8)
12/13/2013 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 377
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Butler353065
Valparaiso173350
Stats at a GlanceBUVALPO
FG Percentage.446 (25-56) .383 (18-47)
3P FG Percentage.438 (7-16) .267 (4-15)
FT Percentage.533 (8-15) 1.000 (10-10)
Offensive Rebounds97
Defensive Rebounds2324
Total Rebounds3231
Turnovers1221
Steals143
Bench Points1410
Statistical LeadersBUVALPO
PointsSCHIPPERS - 21
KARUNGI - 12
ReboundsMCCLUNG - 11
KARUNGI - 8
AssistsSCHIPPERS - 5
MURRY - 5
RICHARDSON - 5
StealsMCDIVITT - 4
MILLER - 1
RICHARDSON - 1
WIEDEMANN - 1
BlocksMCCLUNG - 2
ISAAC - 1

Friday, December 13, 2013

Butler assembled one too many runs Friday night as they defeated Valpo 65-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso. Three Crusaders finished the evening in double digits, but Daress McClung and Taylor Schippers combined for 39 points as the Bulldogs downed their former Horizon League rival. 

The teams traded 9-0 runs to open the game as Jessi Wiedemann's (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) 13th three-pointer of the season tied it at the 14 minute-mark. Butler responded with a 12-0 surge thanks to three treys from Schippers. All nine of her first-half points came in a span of under three minutes. 

McClung shot 6-for-9 from the floor in the first half as her 12 points boosted Butler to a 35-17 lead at the break. The Bulldogs enjoyed a 16-7 advantage in points off turnovers in the first twenty minutes.

The Crusaders battled back in the second half. An Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) layup cut the deficit to single digits with eight minutes to play. However, Butler's Ijeoma Uchendu registered a layup of her own 15 seconds later, and the Bulldogs' never relinquished their double-digit margin. 

Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) continued her stellar shooting from the perimeter, knocking down two of four attempts from beyond the arc. The senior contributed 10 points. It was her fourth consecutive game in double digits.

Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) tossed in 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Friday night represented the sixth time in the last seven games that the junior scored 11 or more points.

Wiedemann finished with 10 points.

"I was disappointed with our energy level. Give Butler credit, though. They shot the ball well. We have to improve our field goal defense," head coach Tracey Dorow said. Butler shot 25-of-56 (44.6%) for the game.

One effective trend that continued for the Brown and Gold was the free-throw shooting. Valpo was a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe, as the Crusaders raised their Horizon League-leading percentage to an impressive 79.6 percent.

Valparaiso (2-8) will not return to the court until December 29th when it hosts Western Michigan (3-5) at the ARC. Tipoff is slated for 1:35 pm CT.

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