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Valpo Drops First Game of FIU Thanksgiving Classic
Sharon Karungi notched her third double-double in five games Friday (Ruoxi Wang).
Sharon Karungi notched her third double-double in five games Friday (Ruoxi Wang).
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FIU (1-4)
11/29/2013 | U.S. Century Bank Arena | Attendance: 0
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Valparaiso272047
FIU293665
Stats at a GlanceVALPOFIU
FG Percentage.274 (17-62) .433 (26-60)
3P FG Percentage.067 (1-15) .000 (0-8)
FT Percentage.750 (12-16) .684 (13-19)
Offensive Rebounds1112
Defensive Rebounds2536
Total Rebounds3648
Turnovers1617
Steals76
Bench Points199
Statistical LeadersVALPOFIU
PointsKARUNGI - 17
COLEY - 30
ReboundsKARUNGI - 14
McKINZIE - 12
AssistsWIEDEMANN - 3
COLEY - 4
StealsMILLER - 4
LABADY - 3
BlocksWIEDEMANN - 2
LABADY - 3

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) was a force inside Friday, but perimeter shooting betrayed the Crusaders as they connected just once on 15 attempts from beyond the arc in a 65-47 loss to Florida International in the first game of the 19th Annual FIU Thanksgiving Classic in Miami.

Panthers' guard Jerica Coley was as good as advertised as her 30 points led all scorers. The senior was 12-of-21 from the floor in addition to draining six free throws. 

The Crusaders shot just 8-of-33 (24.2%) from the field in the first half, but strong free-throw shooting kept them within striking distance. Valpo was 11 for 14 from the line in the first twenty minutes as they trailed 29-27 at the break.

Karungi led the Brown and Gold with nine first-half points, while seniors Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) and Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) each contributed five.

Valpo's shooting increased modestly in the second frame, but a 14-4 Panther run extended the locals' lead to 53-38 midway through the period.

The Crusaders were able to muster just three points in the final six-and-a-half minutes of play as they fell to FIU by a 65-47 final.

Karungi finished the night with 17 points, and 14 rebounds. The double-double was the junior's third in the last five tilts. Sophomore Lexi Miller (Caldeonia, Mich./Caledonia) registered nine points, four boards, and four steals.

"Sharon responded well coming off the bench, and I thought Lexi Miller competed for 36 minutes. Aside from that, we really struggled tonight. We have to shoot the ball better. Period," head coach Tracey Dorow said.

Valparaiso (0-6) will face the loser of Villanova/Montana State on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 1:00pm ET/12:00pm CT at the U.S. Century Bank Arena in Miami.

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