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Panthers Take High-Scoring Affair over Valpo
Play Video Jesse Wiedemann contributed 14 points off the bench Saturday afternoon versus Milwaukee. (Avery Davis)
Jesse Wiedemann contributed 14 points off the bench Saturday afternoon versus Milwaukee. (Avery Davis)
Valparaiso (3-17, 1-6 HL)
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Milwaukee (7-13, 3-4 HL)
2/1/2014 | Milwaukee, Wis. (Klotsche Center) | Attendance: 523
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Valparaiso334780
Milwaukee384785
Stats at a GlanceVALPOUWM
FG Percentage.483 (29-60) .547 (29-53)
3P FG Percentage.348 (8-23) .278 (5-18)
FT Percentage.933 (14-15) .647 (22-34)
Offensive Rebounds116
Defensive Rebounds2521
Total Rebounds3627
Turnovers158
Steals48
Bench Points2312
Statistical LeadersVALPOUWM
PointsHORTON - 15
YOUNG - 36
ReboundsHAMLET - 8
YOUNG - 10
AssistsRICHARDSON - 7
GREEN - 6
RODRIGUEZ - 6
StealsHORTON - 1
RICHARDSON - 1
WIEDEMANN - 1
HAMLET - 1
SNOWER - 3
BlocksSNOWER - 1
DECORAH - 1
WAKEMAN - 1

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The Crusaders didn't let Angela Rodriguez beat them Saturday. But Avyanna Young did.

Milwaukee received a career day from her as the Panthers took an 85-80 win Saturday at the Klotsche Center.

Rodriguez entered Saturday's contest as the fifth highest scorer in the Horizon League. She matched her season average with 17 points, but Young's play down low was the difference. Young shot an impressive 15-of-19 from the floor en route to a Horizon League watermark 36 points. The sophomore added 10 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season.

Valpo had five players in double figures including Abby Dean's (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) fourth straight double-digit output. Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) registered 14 points as did Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]). Senior Liz Horton (Cannenlburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) poured in 15 on 6-of-8 shooting.

The Panthers kicked the game off with an 11-0 run. Jessica Carr's (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) first of three first-half triples ended the surge a little less than four minutes into the game. Carr finished with 11 points.

The Crusaders were whistled for fouls early and often as UWM found itself in the bonus ahead of the midway point of the first half. Young helped the Panthers with 20 first-half points. She converted eight of her ten field goal attempts in the opening stanza.

Valpo shot 41.4% from the field in the first half, but trailed 38-33 at the break.

Milwaukee made good on five of its first six shot attempts to open the second half. Valpo cut it to a one-possession game with 12:45 remaining as Dean knocked down a jumper to make it 54-51. 

The Brown and Gold tied the game on three different occasions, but were unable to ever seize a lead. The Panthers assembled a double-digit lead at the five-minute mark while the Crusaders were in the midst of a near six-minute field goal drought. A Horton two-pointer with 3:53 remaining was the first shot the Crusaders made since a Wiedemann layup with 9:40 on the clock.

Valpo trimmed the deficit to four points a couple times in the waning minutes, but the Panthers nailed their free throws down the stretch.

The Crusaders surrendered a season-low six offensive rebounds.

"I thought we did a good job offensively. We dug ourselves a hole early, but did a nice job getting out of it," head coach Tracey Dorow said.

The Crusaders (3-17, 1-6 Horizon) march on to Green Bay to battle the defending Horizon League champion Phoenix (11-7, 4-2 Horizon) Monday evening at 7 pm. Links to the audio, video, and live stats are 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 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
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