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Valpo Downs St. Joe’s to End Exhibition Slate
Laura Richards had six rebounds in the exhibition finale. (Ray Acevedo)
Laura Richards had six rebounds in the exhibition finale. (Ray Acevedo)
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11/5/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. - ARC | Attendance: 474
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Saint Joseph's (Ind.283462
Valparaiso402565
Stats at a GlanceSJCVALPO
FG Percentage.288 (21-73) .400 (28-70)
3P FG Percentage.355 (11-31) .222 (2-9)
FT Percentage.600 (9-15) .583 (7-12)
Offensive Rebounds1218
Defensive Rebounds2745
Total Rebounds3963
Turnovers921
Steals145
Bench Points2135
Statistical LeadersSJCVALPO
PointsORTIZ - 15
LADD - 23
ReboundsTEAM - 8
LADD - 19
AssistsORTIZ - 5
CARR - 5
StealsORTIZ - 6
VARNER - 2
BlocksORTIZ - 3
HORTON - 1
CALLAWAY - 1
LADD - 1

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 65-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) recorded her second straight double-double during exhibition play, scoring 23 points and adding 19 rebounds in 30 minutes of work. 

“Mallory's a great competitor,” head coach Keith Freeman said.  “I've never had a kid in the gym more than her.  She's a great communication on the floor for a freshman, has great hands and a knack for pursuing rebounds.”

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) tallied 14 points and  pulled down 10 boards while Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored  10 points and had eight rebounds.  Valpo outscored the Pumas 46-16 in the paint on Saturday.

Valpo jumped out to a 19-8 lead at the 10:50 mark of the first half before Saint Joseph’s went on an 8-3 run to close within six.  The Crusaders rallied late in the half though, and following a Varner lay-in, led 40-28 at the break.

After a Ladd triple with just under 12 minutes to play gave Valpo a 13-point lead, the Pumas cut into the lead.  A three-pointer by Kate Novak made it a six-point game at the 6:22 mark.

“They were a hard team for us to guard,” Freeman added.  “We wanted to guard them man-to-man and work on our containment defense, but it's hard to do that when you're playing an undersized team and trying to play two posts.”

Three straight threes by Saint Joseph’s pulled the Pumas to within two, 62-60, at the 1:22 mark, but Valpo made three free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Valpo shot 40% from the floor on the afternoon while Saint Joseph’s made just 28.8% of its baskets.  Eleven threes by the Pumas though kept them in the game.

“We need to get better at learning when to help,” Freeman concluded.  “We're overhelping right now, and it leads to a lot of open shots, which helped keep them in the game today.”

Tatiana Ortiz led Saint Joseph’s with 15 points while Britney Cruse added 10 more.

Valpo committed 21 turnovers in the contest.

Valparaiso will open the regular season next Saturday afternoon in Edwardsville, Ill. against the Cougars of SIU Edwardsville.  Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.

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
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
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
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