January 14, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
Green Bay1521192681
Stats at a GlanceVALPOGB
FG Percentage.333 (14-42) .508 (31-61)
3P FG Percentage.286 (6-21) .348 (8-23)
FT Percentage.500 (8-16) .647 (11-17)
Offensive Rebounds913
Defensive Rebounds2221
Total Rebounds3134
Bench Points3230
ReboundsWALKER - 9
AssistsHAMLET - 1
DEAN - 1
BUCK - 4
StealsMILLER - 1
BlocksLINDFORS - 2
BUCK - 1
Red-Hot Green Bay Hosts Brown and Gold Thursday
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Red-Hot Green Bay Hosts Brown and Gold Thursday
Sophomore Dani Franklin is averaging 16.8 points per game in Horizon League play this season. (Avery Davis)

Valparaiso (6-9, 2-2 Horizon)
at #RV Green Bay (13-2, 3-0 Horizon)

Game #16 - Thursday, January 14 - 7 p.m. CT
Kress Events Center (4,018) - Green Bay, Wis.

Next Up in Crusader Basketball: The Valpo women’s basketball team returns to the road Thursday evening to begin its trek through Wisconsin. The first-place Green Bay Phoenix await the Crusaders inside the ever-boisterous Kress Events Center. The Phoenix, who received five votes in Tuesday’s USA Today Coaches Poll, aim to extend their winning streak to eleven while the Brown and Gold target their first win at Green Bay in nearly 25 years.

Last Time Out: A fiery forty minutes of basketball translated into a signature 81-66 win for the Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Sophomores Jasmyn Walker and Dani Franklin combined for 40 points for the second straight Saturday while freshman Meredith Hamlet finished in double figures for the seventh time in her last eight contests in a convincing victory over the 10-win Oakland Golden Grizzlies.

Following the Crusaders: Audio: UStream - Brandon Vickrey (PxP), Parker Gatewood (Color). Video: ESPN3 - Bill Scott (PxP), Cordero Barkley (Color). Links for the audio, video, and live stats are available at ValpoAthletics.com. In addition, follow @ValpoWBB on Twitter for in-game updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the Crusaders throughout the season.

Head Coach Tracey Dorow: Tracey Dorow (29-77) is in her fourth season at the helm of the Valparaiso women’s basketball program in 2015-16. She collected her 250th career victory on November 14th, 2014 after a 91-57 defeat of Butler. In her first season, Dorow led the Crusaders to eleven victories overall, including five in Horizon League play. Dorow arrived in Valparaiso after 14 seasons at Ferris State. She compiled a 232-163 record while with the Bulldogs. Furthermore, Ferris State posted the #1 grade point average in all of Division II for the 1999-2000 women’s basketball season as well as the #2 ranking in 2002-03.

Series Notes: Green Bay leads the all-time series, 33-4. The Phoenix are in the midst of a 19-game winning streak that began in February of 2008. Valpo is 2-18 all-time versus Green Bay away from the ARC. The Phoenix recorded a 67-52 victory over the Crusaders last January in Valparaiso before downing the Brown and Gold, 87-45, at Kress Events Center.

- The Phoenix, who have yet to lose a game in the U.S.A. this season, are 21-1 in their last 22 games at the Kress Events Center.
- Jasmyn Walker has set career highs in points (Oakland) and rebounds (Detroit) her last two times out.
- Green Bay has yielded 60 or more points at home just once this season (Belmont). The last time the Crusaders won when scoring fewer than 60 points was Jan. 5th, 2013 (Northern Illinois, 54-49).
- Dani Franklin has shot 42-of-71 (.592) from the field, including 15-of-28 (.536) from beyond the arc, over her last seven games.

- In its 44th season, @ValpoWBB is 508-596 all-time (as of Jan. 13th).
- @ValpoWBB has made two NCAA Tournament appearances (2002-03, 2003-04) and earned one WNIT berth (2001-02).
- @ValpoWBB closed out the 2014-15 season slate with a 6-24 overall record, 2-14 in the Horizon League.
- @ValpoWBB was picked to finish 10th in the Horizon League in the 2015-16 Preseason Poll.
- @ValpoWBB’s Dani Franklin was a Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection.
- @ValpoWBB returns its three leading scorers (Franklin, Jasmyn Walker, Lexi Miller) in addition to its two top rebounders (Walker, Franklin).
- @ValpoWBB brings back 1,469 points, 767 rebounds, and 4,304 minutes played from the 2014-15 squad.
- This season is the fastest head coach Tracey Dorow has gotten to five (prev. Jan. 5th of 2012-13) and six wins (prev. Jan. 3rd of 2008-09).
- @ValpoWBB has already matched its win totals from the last two seasons.
- In five road games this season, @ValpoWBB has been whistled for 101 fouls while its opponents have been cited for 71.

@ValpoWBB in the @HorizonLeague
- Since joining the Horizon League in 2007-08, @ValpoWBB is 46-96 (as of Jan. 13th).
- @ValpoWBB has had one First Team All-League selection (Launa Hochstetler, 2008-09) and two Second Team All-League players (Agnieszka Kulaga, 2007-08; Tabitha Gerardot, 2012-13).
- @ValpoWBB also boasts four representatives on the All-Newcomer Team (Lauren Kenney, 2008-09; Gerardot, 2010-11; Dani Franklin, 2014-15; Jasmyn Walker, 2014-15), an All-Defensive Team member (Laura Richards, 2011-12), one Freshman of the Year (Franklin, 2014-15), and one Sixth Player of the Year (Franklin, 2014-15).
- @ValpoWBB’s win at Northern Kentucky on Dec. 30th gave it its first road win in a Horizon League opener since becoming a member.

- @gbphoenixwbb owns a 13-2 record entering Thursday.
- @gbphoenixwbb is on a 10-game winning streak.
- @gbphoenixwbb’s two losses came to Virginia and Rutgers in the Virgin Islands on Nov. 26th and 28th, respectively.
- @gbphoenixwbb was picked to repeat as Horizon League champions.
- @gbphoenixwbb has captured the league four of the last five years, and 13 times over the previous 18 seasons.
- @gbphoenixwbb is 38-1 in its last 39 HL tilts.
- @gbphoenixwbb is 127-12 all-time at Kress Events Center entering Thursday.
- Thursday is @gbphoenixwbb’s first Horizon League home game.
- @gbphoenixwbb have recorded 218 assists opposite 233 turnovers, its first negative assist-to-turnover ratio since the 2008-09 campaign.
- @gbphoenixwbb’s 129 three-pointers made and 36.6% mark from the perimeter both lead the Horizon League.
- Tesha Buck, the 2013-14 HL Freshman of the Year, is eighth in the country with a 48.4 shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
- Allie LeClaire leads @gbphoenixwbb in scoring at 14.5 PPG.
- Jessica Lindstrom leads @gbphoenixwbb in the rebounding department with 8.3 boards/game.
- Senior Kaili Lukan is posting 11.9 points and 2.9 steals per tilt.
- Mehryn Kraker (9.7 PPG) is shooting 39-of-62 (.629) inside the arc.
- Sam Terry is shooting 63.6% from the floor in three Horizon League games.
- Ten of Lexi Weitzer’s 23 rebounds (7.7 per league game) in HL play have come on the offensive end.

Kevin Borseth
- Kevin Borseth is in the fourth season of his second run as head coach of the Phoenix.
- Borseth, who is in his 29th season as a head coach, enters Thursday’s matchup with a 620-252 overall record.
- Borseth is 308-82 as bench boss of the Phoenix, including a 172-17 mark in Horizon League play.
- Borseth is closing in on his 21st consecutive winning season.
- Borseth ran the show at Green Bay from 1998-2007 before taking over the reins at University of Michigan.
- Borseth spent five seasons in Ann Arbor where he assembled a 87-73 record with the Lady Wolverines.
- Borseth guided Michigan to three WNIT berths (2007-08, 2009-2011) and an NCAA Tournament appearance (2011-12) in five years.
- Borseth returned to the Green Bay sidelines immediately following the 2011-12 season.
- Borseth has been named the Horizon League Coach of the Year seven times, most recently in 2007.
- Before arriving in Wisconsin, Borseth accumulated a 225-97 (.699) record in 11 seasons (1987-98) as head coach of Division II Michigan Tech.
- Borseth owns a 2-8 record in the NCAA Tournament (Division I).

Meredith Hamlet
- Averaging 16.0 points per game in Horizon League play (2nd-highest on team).
- Has scored in double figures eleven times this season (12.3 PPG).
- Exploded for 29 points at NKU (Dec. 30) on 10-of-11 shooting, the third-highest single-game FG percentage in program history.
- Third Hamlet to play for head coach Tracey Dorow.

Hannah Schaub
- Team leader in assists (51) and steals (21).
- Distributed multiple assists in 14 of her 15 games.
- Has not made a trip to the free-throw line since Dec. 19th.
- Led a second-half charge vs. Northern Colorado, scoring 12 of her team-high 15 points from the 3rd quarter on (4-5 second half 3FG).

Abby Dean
- Played in her 100th game for the Crusaders Saturday vs. Oakland.
- Logged the most minutes (2,138) of any Crusader on the roster.
- Has already surpassed her 2014-15 steals total of 13.
- Has shot over 80% from the charity stripe and started 27 games each of the last two seasons.

Annemarie Hamlet
- Has not appeared in any of the first fifteen games of the season.

Georgi Donchetz
- Obtained her career high of nine points vs. Green Bay last January.
- Spent much of her rookie campaign rehabbing from a knee injury.

Lexi Miller
- One of two Crusaders to possess a positive plus-minus rating for the entire season (+14).
- Five dimes shy of 200 for her career at Valpo.
- Tied a career high in assists (8) at Wright State on Jan. 1st.
- Finished in double figures eight times last season, including a career-high 21 points at Milwaukee on Jan. 21st.

Imani Scott-Thompson
- Went off for a game-high 12 points versus Louisville on Dec. 5th.
- Nailed a pair of threes at San Diego (Nov. 27).
- Set the NJCAA record for three-pointers in a single season (143) last year at Dakota College at Bottineau.
- Averaged 22.4 PPG for the 2014-15 Ladyjacks.

Amber Lindfors
- Leads the Horizon League in blocks per game (2.0).
- Swatted six shots on two different occasions this year.
- Five blocks shy of cracking Valpo’s top 10 for rejections in a season.
- Amassed more blocks through ten games (22) than any Crusader in an entire season over the past eight years.
- At 6’4’’, she is the tallest Crusader since Stefanie Lang (2010-12).

Dani Franklin
- Leads the Crusaders in HL play with 16.8 points/game.
- After shooting 50% or higher from the field just once in the first six games of the season, Franklin has done so in each of her last nine.
- Eclipsed the 500-point mark for her career in her 42nd game (1/7/16).
- Leads Valpo in +-/40 at +2.65.
- Named to Preseason All-Horizon League Second Team.
- Led Valpo in scoring against Miami (Ohio) for the first time this season with 18 points. She did so 12 times last season.
- Reigning Horizon League Freshman of the Year and Sixth Player of the Year.
- Valpo’s top scorer (13.0 PPG) and field-goal shooter (47.3%) last season.
- Finished in double figures 21 times last season including five tilts of 20 points or more.
- Shot a team-high 85.7% (42-49) from the foul line as a freshman.

Allison Schofield
- Scored five points in Valpo’s 88-22 win over IU-Kokomo (Dec. 21).
- Made her first appearance in a Crusader uniform at Butler (Nov. 13).

Jasmyn Walker
- Valpo’s leading scorer (12.7 PPG) and rebounder (8.8 RPG).
- Established career highs in points (23), field goals made (9), 3-pointers made (2), and assists (5) last time out versus Oakland.
- Cradled a career-high 16 rebounds last Thursday vs. Detroit.
- Tallied, or tied for the team lead, in rebounds 10 times this season.
- Posted four double-doubles this season, including two straight.
- Has started all 45 games since arriving to Valparaiso.
- Recorded most rebounds ever by a freshman (250) and the sixth-most ever in a single season in program history.
- Amassed nine double-doubles in Horizon League play in 2014-15.
- Elected to 2014-15 Horizon League All-Freshmen Team.
- Named HL Freshman of the Week three times last season.
- Collected team watermark in rebounds in 14 contests a season ago.

Haylee Thompson
- Received two straight starting assignments.
- Posted for a career-high 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the Crusaders’ 63-62 win over Cardinal Stritch on Dec. 7th.

Jessi Wiedemann
- Reverted to 2013-14 form in the season opener at Butler, pouring in 14 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3FG) in 12 minutes off the bench.