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Strong Second Half Not Enough for Crusaders
Play Video Liz Horton finished in double digits for the fourth straight game Friday night. (Rouxi Wang)
Liz Horton finished in double digits for the fourth straight game Friday night. (Rouxi Wang)
Butler (3-6)
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Valparaiso (2-8)
12/13/2013 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 377
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Butler353065
Valparaiso173350
Stats at a GlanceBUVALPO
FG Percentage.446 (25-56) .383 (18-47)
3P FG Percentage.438 (7-16) .267 (4-15)
FT Percentage.533 (8-15) 1.000 (10-10)
Offensive Rebounds97
Defensive Rebounds2324
Total Rebounds3231
Turnovers1221
Steals143
Bench Points1410
Statistical LeadersBUVALPO
PointsSCHIPPERS - 21
KARUNGI - 12
ReboundsMCCLUNG - 11
KARUNGI - 8
AssistsSCHIPPERS - 5
MURRY - 5
RICHARDSON - 5
StealsMCDIVITT - 4
MILLER - 1
RICHARDSON - 1
WIEDEMANN - 1
BlocksMCCLUNG - 2
ISAAC - 1

Friday, December 13, 2013

Butler assembled one too many runs Friday night as they defeated Valpo 65-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso. Three Crusaders finished the evening in double digits, but Daress McClung and Taylor Schippers combined for 39 points as the Bulldogs downed their former Horizon League rival. 

The teams traded 9-0 runs to open the game as Jessi Wiedemann's (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) 13th three-pointer of the season tied it at the 14 minute-mark. Butler responded with a 12-0 surge thanks to three treys from Schippers. All nine of her first-half points came in a span of under three minutes. 

McClung shot 6-for-9 from the floor in the first half as her 12 points boosted Butler to a 35-17 lead at the break. The Bulldogs enjoyed a 16-7 advantage in points off turnovers in the first twenty minutes.

The Crusaders battled back in the second half. An Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) layup cut the deficit to single digits with eight minutes to play. However, Butler's Ijeoma Uchendu registered a layup of her own 15 seconds later, and the Bulldogs' never relinquished their double-digit margin. 

Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) continued her stellar shooting from the perimeter, knocking down two of four attempts from beyond the arc. The senior contributed 10 points. It was her fourth consecutive game in double digits.

Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) tossed in 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Friday night represented the sixth time in the last seven games that the junior scored 11 or more points.

Wiedemann finished with 10 points.

"I was disappointed with our energy level. Give Butler credit, though. They shot the ball well. We have to improve our field goal defense," head coach Tracey Dorow said. Butler shot 25-of-56 (44.6%) for the game.

One effective trend that continued for the Brown and Gold was the free-throw shooting. Valpo was a perfect 10-for-10 from the charity stripe, as the Crusaders raised their Horizon League-leading percentage to an impressive 79.6 percent.

Valparaiso (2-8) will not return to the court until December 29th when it hosts Western Michigan (3-5) at the ARC. Tipoff is slated for 1:35 pm CT.

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 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