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Stats at a GlanceVALPOUE
FG Percentage.340 (18-53) .453 (24-53)
3P FG Percentage.320 (8-25) .353 (6-17)
FT Percentage.724 (21-29) .793 (23-29)
Offensive Rebounds136
Defensive Rebounds2625
Total Rebounds3931
Bench Points638
PointsStoller - 15
Miller - 25
ReboundsStoller - 9
Hales - 9
Gasper - 11
AssistsFrederick - 4
Wallace - 5
StealsHamlet - 2
Bishop - 2
Tucker - 2
BlocksEllenson - 3
Gasper - 1
Miller - 1
Wallace - 1
Coffman - 1
Four Valpo Players Reach Double Figures in Road Setback
Friday, February 15, 2019
Four Valpo Players Reach Double Figures in Road Setback
Addison Stoller led the team with 15 points and finished a rebound shy of a double-double on Friday..

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team had four players score 10 points or more, but Evansville came away with a 77-65 victory on Friday night at Meeks Family Fieldhouse. Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) and Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) each came within a rebound of a double-double.

How It Happened

  • Evansville jumped out to leads of 5-1 and 8-3, but an 8-0 Valpo run allowed the visitors to jump on top 11-8. Stoller scored six of the team’s eight points on the scoring run.
  • The Purple Aces closed to within 11-10, but Valpo ended the quarter by scoring seven straight to take an 18-10 lead through one period. Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) knocked down the team’s first triple of the night with 54 seconds left in the first to contribute to the scoring run.
  • Stoller scored 10 of her team’s 18 points in the first quarter and pulled down five rebounds. Valpo shot 50 percent while holding Evansville to 3-of-17 (17.6 percent).
  • Valpo’s lead was 13 points with 6:01 left in the second quarter after a triple by Hales. Evansville garnered some momentum late in the quarter, including a steal and a score with five seconds left in the half to cut the deficit to seven at 38-31. Evansville outscored Valpo 21-20 in a second quarter where Valpo shot 64 percent and Evansville shot 54 percent.
  • Evansville scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to grab a three-point edge at 41-38. Valpo’s first point of the third didn’t come until nearly four minutes in.
  • By the time the third quarter had ended, the Purple Aces (3-20, 1-11) owned a 58-48 lead after outscoring Valpo 27-10 in that quarter. Valpo went 1-of-11 from the field in the third.
  • Evansville’s Kerri Gasper came on strong in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 points and pulling down six rebounds in that period alone. Meanwhile, Valpo shot 3-of-17 (17.6 percent) over the final 10 minutes. Valpo played the end of the game with a thin bench after three players fouled out.

Inside the Game

  • Valpo was led in scoring by Stoller, who had 15 points to go along with nine boards, narrowly missing a double-double.
  • Hales finished in double figures for the 11th time in the last 14 games, accumulating 10 points. She went 4-of-4 at the free-throw line and has now knocked down 25 consecutive free throws.
  • Four Valpo players finished in double figures for the fifth time this season and the second consecutive game. Hales and Stoller were joined by Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis. / Hortonville), who finished with 14, and Hamlet, who tacked on 13 while also pulling down six rebounds.
  • Valpo climbed into sixth in program history for 3-point attempts in a season on Friday as this year’s total is up to 623.
  • Hamlet cracked the program record book in a new category – free throws made. She now has 233 career makes at the stripe, a total that ranks ninth in program history.  

Up Next

Valpo (6-18, 2-10) will return to action on Sunday as the team closes out a two-game instate road swing in Terre Haute. It’s a 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET) tipoff as Valpo visits Indiana State in an effort to avenge an overtime loss from earlier this season. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ with links to live video, audio and stats available on ValpoAthletics.com.