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Valpo Rolls Past UIC
Katie Emig had a career-high 13 points.
Katie Emig had a career-high 13 points.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Box Score

                An 18-0 midway through the first half broke the game open for Valparaiso and the Crusaders limited UIC to just 27.1% shooting for the game on the way to a 76-46 victory over the Flames at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.

                Leading 16-9 with 11:52 to play in the first half, the defense clamped down, not allowing UIC to score a field goal over the next six-and-a-half minutes while building a 26-point advantage.  Sarah Ott’s (Chippewa Falls, Wis./Chippewa Falls H.S.) three-pointer with 2:05 remaining before half pushed the lead to 30 and the Crusaders took a 43-17 lead into the break.

                “I thought the first 12 minutes were as good as we’ve been playing,” head coach Keith Freeman said.  “We really played well defensively.”

                UIC made just 5-of-28 (17.9%) shots in the opening half and Valpo got to the glass, outrebounding the Flames by 10 in the opening 20 minutes.

                “They were shooting contested jump shots on offense and we were running with the ball and things were just clicking,” Freeman added.  “We rebounded the ball well.”

                UIC tried to make a run early in the second half, cutting Valpo’s lead to 19, 45-26, five minutes into the period.  The Crusaders responded with a 20-5 run, pushing the lead to 65-31 at the 6:41 mark and never looked back on the way to moving back to the .500 mark on the season at 11-11.

                Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.) led Valpo with 15 pionts, scoring in double figures for the 20th time in 22 games this season.  Katie Emig (Farmington Hills, Mich./Birmingham Marian H.S.) added a career-high 13 points while grabbing eight rebounds.  The redshirt-freshman was 6-of-9 from the floor.  Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) also added 11 points and had six assists for the Crusaders.

                Taylor Manley led UIC (8-14, 4-7 Horizon) with 10 points.

                Valpo got 33 points from its bench and outrebounded the Flames 48-39 for the game.

                “We were able to defend and didn’t give them second shots,” Freeman said.  “We really had good pressure on the ball.  We showed some progress this week, especially with our defense.”

                Valparaiso (11-11, 6-5) will return to action on Thursday evening as the Crusaders head to Green Bay, Wis. to face the Horizon League’s top team, Green Bay, in a 7:05 p.m. tip.  All of the action can be seen on the Horizon League Network and will also be carried live online at www.sportsjuice.com.

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
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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo