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Karungi Pours in 25, but 17 CSU Triples Trip Up Valpo
Sharon Karungi made 12 of her 14 shots Thursday night en route to a career-high 25 points.
Sharon Karungi made 12 of her 14 shots Thursday night en route to a career-high 25 points.
Valparaiso (3-20, 1-9)
at
Cleveland State (12-11, 7-3)
2/13/2014 | Wolstein Center - Cleveland, Ohio | Attendance: 437
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso353974
Cleveland State424082
Stats at a GlanceVALPOCSU
FG Percentage.500 (30-60) .460 (29-63)
3P FG Percentage.286 (4-14) .515 (17-33)
FT Percentage.769 (10-13) .467 (7-15)
Offensive Rebounds911
Defensive Rebounds2722
Total Rebounds3633
Turnovers1410
Steals58
Bench Points2719
Statistical LeadersVALPOCSU
PointsKARUNGI - 25
GREEN - 19
ReboundsKARUNGI - 9
VOSKUHL - 10
AssistsRICHARDSON - 6
GREEN - 6
StealsRICHARDSON - 2
GREEN - 3
BlocksSCHMITT - 1

Thursday, February 13, 2014

For the second game in a row, Valpo shot 50% from the field but Cleveland State's out-of-this-world perimeter shooting led the Vikings to an 82-74 win Thursday evening at the Wolstein Center.

Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) had her most efficient game in a Crusader uniform as the junior posted a career-high 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting. Karungi accomplished all this in just 22 minutes off the bench.

Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) turned in another solid game for the Brown and Gold. Wiedemann scored 16 points and dished out two assists to one turnover. Thursday was the fifth time in her last six games that the sophomore finished in double figures.

The game got off to an ominous start with Cleveland State getting nine of its first eleven points via the three-ball. The Vikings retained a single-digit lead the entire first twenty minutes.  

Of Cleveland State's 16 first-half field goals, ten were from downtown. The 62.5% (10-for-16) figure from outside was the highest surrendered in a half all season by the Crusaders. Seven of the eight Vikings that logged minutes in the opening twenty minutes knocked down at least one triple. CSU leapfrogged from 18 to 33 points all via treys.

Karungi caught fire at the 6:38 mark to keep the Crusaders close. The junior recorded ten straight Valpo points as she converted on each of her first seven shots from the floor.

Cleveland State led 42-35 at the break.

Valpo burst out of the locker room to open the final half on a 7-0 run, bringing the contest to a 42-42 tie.

Karungi and Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) put the Brown and Gold ahead 48-45 as an assortment of inside shots countered a Cori Coleman three-pointer.

Valpo enjoyed its largest lead of the evening a minute and a half later when Karungi fed Wiedemann for a layup to give the Crusaders a 52-47 advantage.

The Vikings clawed their back ahead at the 9:28 mark thanks to Coleman's fourth triple of the tilt. The three-ball from the corner put the home team on top 57-56. The game seesawed back Valpo's way thanks to Wiedemann's only trey at 6:44.

Imani Gordon dropped three of her 15 points on the next CSU possession as the Vikings reclaimed a 64-63 edge. Olivia Voskuhl pushed the Vikings ahead for good with a three-pointer from the top of the key with five and a half minutes remaining. 

Cleveland State extended its lead to much as ten points down the stretch. A Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) triple with :29 seconds remaining was the first Crusader field goal since an Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind,/Carmel) layup at the 3:50 mark.

CSU prevailed in an 82-74 final. Entering Thursday's game, the most three-pointers Valpo had allowed were 15 to Cleveland State on January 27th. The 17 made tonight represents a new watermark.

Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) tossed in ten points and had six assists for the Crusaders. Valpo committed just 14 turnovers, its lowest amount since December 31st versus South Dakota (13).

Valpo's trip through northeast Ohio continues Saturday when the Youngstown State Penguins (10-12, 6-3 Horizon) host the Crusaders Saturday afternoon. Tipoff will come at 3:35 pm CT. 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 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 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 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 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
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