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Crusaders fall in final seconds at Western Michigan
Gina Lange scored 11 points and had eight rebounds for the Crusaders against Western Michigan. (Ray Acevedo)
Gina Lange scored 11 points and had eight rebounds for the Crusaders against Western Michigan. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (3-7)
at
Western Michigan (4-7)
12/19/2012 | Univeristy Arena (Kalamazoo,Mich.) | Attendance: 885
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso363369
Western Michigan383270
Stats at a GlanceVALPOWMU
FG Percentage.509 (27-53) .417 (25-60)
3P FG Percentage.750 (9-12) .474 (9-19)
FT Percentage.600 (6-10) .917 (11-12)
Offensive Rebounds1214
Defensive Rebounds2116
Total Rebounds3330
Turnovers1915
Steals95
Bench Points3624
Statistical LeadersVALPOWMU
PointsHORTON - 19
WINDHAM - 14
ReboundsLANGE - 8
WINDHAM - 5
HARRIS - 5
AssistsRICHARDSON - 6
BUCHANAN - 5
StealsRICHARDS - 3
HARRIS - 4
BlocksCALLAWAY - 2

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored with 8.6 seconds remaining to put the Valparaiso women’s basketball team up one on Western Michigan, but Aurielle Anderson scored with 2.5 seconds left as the Crusaders fell 70-69 on Wednesday.

“We gave them too many good looks and what they were looking for right down the stretch they hit the big shots,” Crusader coach Tracey Dorow said. “Give them credit they just kept coming at us.”

Lange rebounded a miss from Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) and connected on a basket to give the Crusaders a 69-68 lead with 8.6 seconds left.

Anderson drove the length of the floor for Broncos and her layup gave them back the lead. Richardson had a 3-point attempt from just inside half court, but it was no good.

Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve), who scored a career-best 19 points, made a basket with 1:28 to play to give Valparaiso a 67-63 lead.

“She did a lot going to the rim, which is good to see,” Dorow said of Horton. “She wasn’t just settling for 3-pointers. She did a lot of damage going to the rim and scoring over people at the block.”

Jazmine Windham hit a 3-pointer for the Broncos to get within one and then Corrie Buchanan scored with 18 seconds left to give Western Michigan the lead.

Richardson and Horton nailed back-to back 3-pointers to put the Crusaders 63-58 with 4:21 left, and a Lange basket made the Valparaiso advantage seven, at 65-58, with 2:48 left.

The Crusaders trailed by as many as 10 in the first half before a late rally put the Crusaders up 36-35 in the closing seconds of the first half.

Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) closed the run with back-to-back baskets.

“Her athleticism is showing through that she is able to do some things that other players can’t do and she’s just starting to play with more confidence,” Dorow said of Dean.

Anderson hit a running 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Western Michigan a 38-36 lead at the break.

Richardson finished with 13 points and tied a career-high for the second time in three games with six assists for the Crusaders. Dean added a career-high 11 points. She was 3-of-5 from behind the arc.

As a team, the Crusaders were 9-of-12 as a team from behind the three-point line, for the best single-game percentage  in school history.

Lange added 11 points and eight rebounds for Valparaiso, which had a 33-30 rebounding edge.

Windham scored 14 points to lead Western Michigan (4-7). Corie Buchanan added 12 and Anderson finished with 11.

Valparaiso (3-7) returns to action Thursday night in Ann Arbor, Mich. when the Crusaders take on Michigan at 5:00 p.m. CT. The game can be heard live on www.sportsjuice.com and on www.valpoathletics.com, which will also have a link to live stats.

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 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
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M 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 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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay