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Crusaders Can't Finish in Chicago
Senior Liz Horton poured in 14 points Tuesday night at the UIC Pavilion. (Ruoxi Wang)
Senior Liz Horton poured in 14 points Tuesday night at the UIC Pavilion. (Ruoxi Wang)
Valparaiso (2-15, 0-4 HL)
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UIC Flames (14-4, 3-2 HL)
1/21/2014 | UIC Pavilion | Attendance: 284
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Valparaiso361551
UIC Flames343569
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUIC
FG Percentage.364 (20-55) .400 (24-60)
3P FG Percentage.118 (2-17) .188 (3-16)
FT Percentage.692 (9-13) .750 (18-24)
Offensive Rebounds917
Defensive Rebounds2328
Total Rebounds3245
Turnovers1816
Steals66
Bench Points612
Statistical LeadersVALPOUIC
PointsHORTON - 14
Katie Hannemann - 18
ReboundsTEAM - 6
Megan Wallace - 9
AssistsCARR - 6
Emily Kobel - 5
StealsDEAN - 2
RICHARDSON - 2
Emily Kobel - 2
Megan Wallace - 2
BlocksKARUNGI - 2
Megan Wallace - 3

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thirty minutes of superb shooting went for naught Tuesday night after the Crusaders went the final nine-plus minutes without a field goal in a 69-51 defeat by the UIC Flames. The Flames ended the game on a 19-1 run while none of Valpo's final fourteen shots from the floor fell.

Valpo did a commendable job of breaking down UIC pressure in the first half. Credible fakes and quick ball movement resulted in a number of uncontested baskets. Valpo shot 15-of-25 (60%) in the first twenty minutes as it held a 36-34 advantage at the break. Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) fired off a perfect 4-for-4 in the first half as her nine points led the Crusaders. Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]), Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), and Aliyah Isaac (Richton Park, Ill./Marian Catholic) each had six points at the break.

Of equal significance was the fact the Crusaders lured UIC forward Katie Hannemann into her third foul at the 6:55 mark. The redshirt senior, who entered Tuesday's tilt averaging 12.7 points and 8.3 rebounds, was whistled for her second foul just 19 seconds prior. The Crusader bench promptly called a play in her direction and drew a blocking foul. Hannemann was relegated to the bench for the remainder of the half.

The break did Hannemann wonders as she went off for 14 points in the second half. She finished up with a game-high 18 points after knocking down all six of her free throws.

Four minutes into the second half, Ruvanna Campbell made back-to-back field goals to give the Flames their first lead since the infant stages of the ballgame.

With the scored tied at 44 apiece, Hannemann made UIC's next six points to put the Flames ahead 50-46. Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) sliced the deficit in half via a 12-footer with just a little more than nine minutes to play. The two-pointer represented Valpo's last field goal of the night.

Single free throws from Dean and Horton tied the tilt for the final time at 50-50 with 7:58 left. UIC rattled off 19 consecutive points while shot attempt after shot attempt rang out for Valpo. A Richardson free-throw with five seconds to play snapped the extended scoring drought.

Horton paced the Crusaders with 14 points. Dean was 5-of-7 from the field as she chipped in 11.

The Brown and Gold managed just 15 points in an offensively bipolar second half where they shot 5-of-30 from the floor. Overall, Valpo was 2-for-17 from three-point range.

The Crusaders will turn right back around and prepare for Detroit (3-14, 0-4 HL). The Titans come in Thursday night for a 7:05 pm CT tip. Links to the audio, video, and live stats will be available at valpoathletics.com.

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
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
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
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M 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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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