The Valpo women’s basketball team hosts its annual Play4Kay game on Sunday when it welcomes UIC to the ARC. The last three regular season meetings between the two programs have all gone right down to the wire.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returned to the ARC Thursday evening, falling to reigning MVC regular season co-champions Belmont by an 83-56 final. Senior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) surpassed the 600-rebound mark for her career, becoming just the 12th player in program history to reach that milestone.
The Valpo women’s basketball team returns home to the ARC for a pair of games this week, starting with a Thursday evening contest against Belmont - the Beacons’ lone matchup with the Bruins in the regular season.
On this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Weekly, women's basketball head coach Mary Evans looks back at last weekend's performances, share where she's seen the team make its biggest strides recently and talks about what Sunday's Play4Kay game means to the program.
Already enjoying a tremendous season, Valpo women’s basketball senior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) hit a new level on Saturday afternoon, pouring in a career-high 32 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, but it proved not to be enough for the win in the end, as host Illinois State came from behind in the fourth quarter to deal the Beacons a 78-64 defeat.
Coming off its third consecutive road win last time out, the Valpo women’s basketball team goes after four wins in a row away from home Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. when it plays at Illinois State.
The Valpo women’s basketball team never trailed Thursday evening at Bradley, shooting 81.8% in the first quarter to get out to a 12-point lead and rolling from there to a 68-50 victory to complete a season sweep of the Braves.
With less than a month remaining until the start of Hoops in the Heartland, the Valpo women’s basketball team heads on the road this weekend for the swing through central Illinois, beginning Thursday evening at Bradley.
The Valpo women’s basketball program will host its annual Play4Kay game, honoring cancer warriors in the fight against all cancers affecting women, on Sunday, Feb. 25 against UIC at 1 p.m. The program would like to invite all interested female cancer survivors and those who may still be fighting to be the program’s guests of honor that afternoon.