Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Road Trip Ends in Split With Saturday Loss at CSU
Clay Yeo scored eight points off the bench Saturday.
Clay Yeo scored eight points off the bench Saturday.
Valparaiso (12-10, 4-3 HL)
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Cleveland State (13-9, 5-3 HL)
1/25/2014 | Cleveland, Ohio - Wolstein Center | Attendance: 2331
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Valparaiso203050
Cleveland State313869
Stats at a GlanceVALPOCSU
FG Percentage.356 (16-45) .455 (25-55)
3P FG Percentage.381 (8-21) .412 (7-17)
FT Percentage.667 (10-15) .857 (12-14)
Offensive Rebounds1110
Defensive Rebounds2021
Total Rebounds3131
Turnovers168
Steals55
Bench Points2211
Statistical LeadersVALPOCSU
PointsDORITY - 10
PETERS - 10
LEWIS - 17
ReboundsTEAM - 8
GRADY - 11
AssistsWILLIAMS - 3
LEWIS - 4
LEE - 4
StealsADEKOYA - 2
LEWIS - 1
GRADY - 1
MASON - 1
LEE - 1
HARRIS - 1
BlocksFERNANDEZ - 2
MASON - 3

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Valparaiso made just one field goal over the final 16 minutes of the first half Saturday at Cleveland State, an offensive malaise the Crusaders could not overcome in a 69-50 loss to the Vikings in Cleveland.

The game started well offensively for the Crusaders, as senior guard Lavonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) knocked down a triple on Valpo’s first possession.  Dority would end up with eight points by the first media timeout, hitting a tough baseline jumper as well as another 3-pointer, while freshman Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) also had a putback basket early as Valpo led 10-5 at the first stoppage.

But Dority’s second triple, which came with 15:58 left in the opening period, ended up being the next-to-last field goal for the Crusaders of the first half.  After going over 11 minutes without a basket, senior Jordan Coleman (North Hollywood, Calif./Calabasas [Southwestern Illinois College/Hawai’i]) hit a 3-pointer with 4:22 to play in the half, the basket which would end up being Valpo’s final of the period as the Crusaders shot just 5-of-24 (20.8%) in the first half.  Cleveland State put together a 24-6 run between Valpo field goals and would take a 31-20 lead into the locker room.

Any thoughts Valpo had of erasing a sizable halftime deficit for the second straight game were put to rest early in the second half, as CSU scored the first three baskets after halftime to extend its lead to 17 points.  The first basket after the break came at the 16:34 mark on a layup from freshman Clay Yeo (Bourbon, Ind./Triton), as the Crusaders had a stretch of 19:24 spanning both halves where they scored just one basket from the floor.  Valpo would put together a mini-spurt midway through the half, a 6-0 run capped by a triple from Peters, to cut a 20-point deficit to 14, but the Vikings answered with back-to-back baskets to keep the Crusaders at arm’s length.

Dority and Peters tied for game-high honors for Valpo with 10 points each, while Yeo added eight points off the bench.  Freshman Jubril Adekoya (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) led the Crusaders with seven rebounds as CSU matched Valpo on the glass, 31-31 – just the second time in league play the Crusaders have not held the advantage on the boards.  Valpo bounced back offensively in the second half, shooting 11-of-21, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range.

Cleveland State (13-9, 5-3 Horizon) showcased great balance offensively on Saturday afternoon, as five Vikings ended the game in double figures.  Trey Lewis led the way with 17 points and also dished out four assists, while Anton Grady posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.  Marlin Mason and Bryn Forbes scored 12 points apiece and Jon Harris added 11 off the bench as well.

Valparaiso (12-10, 4-3 Horizon) will look to bounce back in its final game of the first half of league play on Wednesday evening from the ARC, as the Crusaders host league-leading Green Bay at 7:05 p.m.  Prior to the game, Valpo will host the jersey retirement ceremony for the #24, in honor of Bruce Lindner and Bryce Drew.  As always, the game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and seen live on the Horizon League Network.  Links for the live audio and video, as well as live stats, will be available at ValpoAthletics.com.

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
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 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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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
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