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Charae Richardson contributed a career-high 23 points Sunday in Valpo's 96-85 overtime loss to Montana State.
Charae Richardson contributed a career-high 23 points Sunday in Valpo's 96-85 overtime loss to Montana State.
Montana State (4-2)
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Valparaiso (0-7)
12/1/2013 | U.S. Century Bank Arena (Miami, Fla.) | Attendance: 0
1st2nd1OT Final
Montana State27482196
Valparaiso32431085
Stats at a GlanceMONTSTVALPO
FG Percentage.423 (33-78) .474 (27-57)
3P FG Percentage.385 (10-26) .250 (3-12)
FT Percentage.667 (20-30) .737 (28-38)
Offensive Rebounds209
Defensive Rebounds2630
Total Rebounds4639
Turnovers2127
Steals146
Bench Points3715
Statistical LeadersMONTSTVALPO
PointsBRUMWELL - 23
RICHARDSON - 23
ReboundsDURHAM - 11
MILLER - 8
AssistsSTOCKTON - 7
RICHARDSON - 3
WIEDEMANN - 3
StealsDURHAM - 4
RICHARDSON - 2
HORTON - 2
BlocksBRUMWELL - 3
HAMLET - 1

Sunday, December 01, 2013

The Crusaders were literally a second away from their first win of the season before Montana State guard Jackie Elliott's desperation three sent Sunday's game to overtime. Montana State then outscored Valpo 21-10 in the extra frame to claim the consolation championship of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic 96-85 in Miami. 

The Bobcats entered Sunday's game having made just 15 three-pointers in their first five games. Accordingly, Valparaiso kept its focus on the post as the Crusaders were willing to allow the Bobcats to fire away from beyond 15 feet. The plan worked in the first half as Montana State shot 1-for-10 from three-point range. 

Meanwhile, the Crusaders cashed in on opportunities from the line. Fourteen of Valpo's 32 first-half points came at the charity stripe. Despite not recording their first field goal until the 13:14 mark, the Brown and Gold won the battle in the paint by a 18-8 margin in the first twenty minutes. Valpo led 32-27 at halftime.

Montana State's three-point shooting turned a 180 in the second frame, as the Bobcats drained 8 of 15 tries from beyond the arc.

Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) and Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) gave the Crusaders a 12-point lead via the three-ball with 11 minutes remaining in the game.

Two of Charae Richardson's (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) career-high 23 points came on a layup with nine minutes to play. The drive gave Valpo a 59-45 advantage. 

Ashley Brumwell hit treys on back-to-back possessions to draw the Bobcats to within eight points.

The Bobcats owned the offensive boards late in the second half as they eventually took a 64-63 lead with 3:38 left. It stayed a one-possession game the rest of the way as the teams combined to shoot 14 free-throws in the final three-and-a-half minutes.

Wiedemann made two free-throws with 11 seconds on the clock to give the Brown and Gold a 75-72 lead. 

On the final possession of regulation, the Bobcats feverishly cycled the ball around the perimeter. It appeared as though Montana State wasn't going to get a shot off before the horn sounded, but Elliott heaved a three from directly in front of the Bobcat bench. The shot took a fortuitous bounce off the backboard and caromed in to tie the game and cap a 30-16 Montana State run to end the half. 

Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) scored six seconds into overtime to give the Crusaders a quick two-point overtime lead. Unfortunately, the layup represented the last time Valpo would be in front. Montana State reacted with a 13-1 run. The Bobcats won the contest 96-85, scoring ten of their 21 overtime points from the line. 

In a tilt that saw 61 fouls, the Crusaders were in the bonus prior to the 12-minute mark of both halves. They made 28 of their 38 free-throws.

Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) sank all six of her free throws as part of a 16-point, 8-rebound afternoon. Miller was named to the All-Tournament team. 

Wiedemann and Horton finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Crusaders return to the court Friday as they take part in the Toledo Invite. Valpo will face Chicago State at 3:30 pm at Savage Arena.

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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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
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
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo