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Crusaders drop close contest at Cleveland State
Tabitha Gerardot scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds against Cleveland State for her 10th double-double of the season. (Ray Acevedo)
Tabitha Gerardot scored 18 points and had 14 rebounds against Cleveland State for her 10th double-double of the season. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (9-18, 4-10 HL)
at
Cleveland State (13-15, 5-10 HL)
3/2/2013 | Wolstein Center - Cleveland, OH | Attendance: 358
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso272754
Cleveland State253358
Stats at a GlanceVALPOCSU
FG Percentage.367 (18-49) .306 (22-72)
3P FG Percentage.438 (7-16) .167 (4-24)
FT Percentage.733 (11-15) .909 (10-11)
Offensive Rebounds716
Defensive Rebounds3526
Total Rebounds4242
Turnovers2112
Steals511
Bench Points717
Statistical LeadersVALPOCSU
PointsGERARDOT - 18
WINTON - 21
ReboundsGERARDOT - 14
WINTON - 12
AssistsCARR - 4
GREEN - 4
StealsLANGE - 2
WINTON - 4
BlocksHORTON - 2
WINTON - 3

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 10th double-double of the season, and senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) also scored in double figures, but Cleveland State outscored the Crusaders by 10 over the final 6:15 and came away with a 58-54 win on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center.

Gerardot, who finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the second half. The double-double was her second-straight and the 23rd of her Valparaiso career.

The Crusaders led 49-43 on a runner in the lane from Scott with 6:15 left, but Cleveland State closed the game on a 15-5 run. The Vikings scored eight in a row to lead 51-49, but Gerardot drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to put Valpo in front 52-51with 3:30 to go.

Cleveland State got back-to-back baskets from Imani Gordon and Shalonda Winton gave the Vikings a 55-52 advantage. The teams went scoreless for the next two minutes before Honesty King added a free throw to move Cleveland State’s lead to four with 31 seconds left.

Gerardot had a put back of a missed free throw from Scott with eight seconds left to get Valparaiso within two, but Gordon made two free throws in the final seconds to preserve the win.

The teams threw big runs at each other in the second half. The Crusaders used a 9-2 run to grab a 38-31 lead with 14:24 to go. Gerardot had a 3-pointer, a pair of free throws and a layup in the run, and Scott added a pair of free throws.

Cleveland State followed up with a 12-0 run to lead 43-38 at the 10:21 mark. Winton had a pair of 3-pointers, while Gordon added four points and Honesty King chipped in two.

Valpo answered back with an 11-0 run to lead 49-43. Scott started with two free throws and followed with a basket. Gerardot recorded a three-point play, and then Scott finished the run with two more baskets.

Lange scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Crusaders, with 10 coming in the first half. Scott chipped in with 10, with all of her points coming in the second half. Sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) added five points, four rebounds and four assists.

Winton led Cleveland State (13-15, 5-10 HL) with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds. Gordon added 17 points and eight rebounds, and King chipped in with 10 points.

Valparaiso (9-18, 4-10) finishes up a two-game road trip on Monday, Mar. 4, when the Crusaders pay a visit to Youngstown State. The game tips at 6:05 p.m. CT, and it can be heard live on WVUR-FM 95.1. Links for the live audio, live video from the Horizon League Network and live stats will be available on www.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 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
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