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Broncos Run Past Crusaders in Carr's Debut
Play Video Junior Jessica Carr scored five points in her first appearance of the 2013-14 season Sunday.
Junior Jessica Carr scored five points in her first appearance of the 2013-14 season Sunday.
Western Michigan (4-7)
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Valparaiso (2-9)
12/29/2013 | ARC (Valparaiso, Ind.) | Attendance: 462
1st2ndFinal
Western Michigan373572
Valparaiso272350
Stats at a GlanceWMUVALPO
FG Percentage.482 (27-56) .364 (20-55)
3P FG Percentage.316 (6-19) .286 (6-21)
FT Percentage.500 (12-24) .571 (4-7)
Offensive Rebounds1513
Defensive Rebounds2223
Total Rebounds3736
Turnovers1422
Steals136
Bench Points227
Statistical LeadersWMUVALPO
PointsWOODS - 15
RICHARDSON - 18
ReboundsHARRIS - 7
TEAM - 11
AssistsHARRIS - 4
DEAN - 5
StealsJOHNSON - 5
MILLER - 2
BlocksWINDHAM - 1
O'BRIEN - 1
HARRIS - 1
WOODS - 1
HORTON - 1

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Senior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) dropped in 18 points versus Western Michigan Sunday afternoon, but the Broncos utilized a 21-2 run to open the second half to seal a 72-50 victory at the ARC. 

Injuries have played a major factor thus far for the 2013-14 Valpo women's basketball team. And just as one Crusader was getting back onto the floor, another was relegated to the bench. Junior Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) made her season debut Sunday just as sophomore Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) is dealing with the after effects of a concussion sustained earlier this week. Carr missed the first ten games as she recovered from hand injuries suffered in an automobile accident this past September.

Head coach Tracey Dorow refuses to use injuries as an excuse, though. 

"We simply have to play better as a team. I thought we had some good practices these past two weeks, but for whatever reason it's not translating onto the court during games," Dorow said.

The first ten minutes of the game saw multiple lead changes. Richardson accounted for eight of the Crusaders' first nine points of the tilt.

Valpo took a 16-15 lead on Carr's first shot of the season, a three-pointer from the top of the key. The trey represented the last time the Crusaders were in front, however. 

Western Michigan responded with a 17-4 surge thanks in large part to three jumpers from Marquisha Harris. Six of her eight points came during the nearly seven-minute run. 

The Broncos took a 37-27 lead into the locker room.

Turnovers on back-to-back possessions in the opening minutes of the second half allowed the Broncos to extend the margin to 17. A flurry of offensive rebounds then pushed the game wide open as Western Michigan held a 58-29 advantage with 12 minutes to play.

Liz Horton's (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) ninth three-pointer in the month of December drew the Brown and Gold to within 17 again, but that was as close as it would get as Western Michigan downed Valpo 72-50.

For the Broncos, it was their third win over a Horizon League team in as many games. Valpo was held to 50 points on its home floor for the second straight game.

Richardson finished the afternoon 7-of-14 from the field and grabbed a team-best six rebounds. The fifth-year senior has recorded at least 16 points in three of her last five games.

Valparaiso (2-9) will close out the calendar year with a New Year's Eve showdown against South Dakota (7-6) at the ARC. The Crusaders and Coyotes tipoff at 1:35 pm CT.

 

 

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