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Valpo Downs Holy Cross [Ind.] Monday Night
Nick Shelton played a career-high 13 minutes and hit a pair of baskets Monday. (Ray Acevedo)
Nick Shelton played a career-high 13 minutes and hit a pair of baskets Monday. (Ray Acevedo)
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Valparaiso (2-1)
11/14/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 1957
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Holy Cross [Ind.]162238
Valparaiso434588
Stats at a GlanceHCINDVALPO
FG Percentage.233 (14-60) .611 (33-54)
3P FG Percentage.227 (5-22) .375 (6-16)
FT Percentage.625 (5-8) .762 (16-21)
Offensive Rebounds81
Defensive Rebounds2440
Total Rebounds3241
Turnovers136
Steals49
Bench Points1446
Statistical LeadersHCINDVALPO
PointsKADER - 13
EDWARDS - 25
ReboundsWILLIAMS - 4
TEAM - 4
VAN WIJK - 10
AssistsBREVEARD - 4
HARRIS - 6
StealsKADER - 2
BOGAN - 3
BlocksBOGAN - 1
BROEKHOFF - 1
VAN WIJK - 1
Richie Edwards scored a career-high 25 points. (Ray Acevedo)
Richie Edwards scored a career-high 25 points. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Valparaiso led start to finish Monday evening at the ARC, allowing its fewest points defensively in over 27 years in an 88-38 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] College.

The Crusaders held Holy Cross to just 14-of-60 (23.3%) shooting from the floor, including just 5-of-22 (22.7%) from beyond the arc on Monday night.  Meanwhile, Valpo connected on 69% of its second-half attempts and closed the game hitting 33-of-54 (61.1%) from the field.  The 38 points allowed was the least by a Crusader squad since Valpo pulled out a 35-33 nailbiter against Green Bay on Jan. 21, 1984.

“It was a long week for us this past week, with all the travel,” said Crusader head coach Bryce Drew.  “We knew our guys were going to be fighting fatigue, so we tried to sub a lot of guys in and out of the game quickly tonight.”

Junior Richie Edwards (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland [Hillsborough C.C.]) led all players with 25 points, hitting 8-of-12 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the free throw line.  17 of Edwards’ points came in the second half, as he shot 7-of-8 from the field in the final 20 minutes.  Junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) added a double-double, hitting eight of his nine shot attempts en route to 18 points and 10 rebounds in just 14 minutes, while sophomore Jay Harris (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East) posted 10 points and six assists without a turnover.

All 10 Crusaders who played on Monday evening scored at least three points, including senior walk-on Nick Shelton (Frankenmuth, Mich./Frankenmuth), who hit a pair of baskets for a career-best four points in 13 minutes of action.  Redshirt sophomore Hrvoje Vucic (Split, Croatia/Faust Vrancic) hit the boards for the Crusaders in his 19 minutes of play, grabbing a career-high six rebounds.

Valpo scored the first three points of the game on a free throw by Van Wijk and a layup by redshirt junior Erik Buggs (Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell) and would never trail the entire night.  The Crusaders extended the lead into double figures at 16-6 on a 3-point play by Van Wijk just 7:23 into the game.  A 3-pointer by Buggs with 6:39 to go in the first half extended the lead to 20 points, and Valpo never led by less than 18 the rest of the way.

Holy Cross, which was playing the game as an exhibition contest, was led by 13 points from Yama Kader.  Valpo out-scored the Saints by large margins in the paint (46-10) and in bench points (46-14).

“We ran our offense until the very end tonight,” said Drew.  “We were able to work on a lot of things tonight, and some guys who haven’t played much got to work on their conditioning in a game scenario and get game repetitions in.  We were also able to play a lot of zone, which was good, because we needed to work on our zone in game situations.”

Valparaiso (2-1) remains at the ARC to host a subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer this coming weekend, Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20.  Friday’s action features Duquesne against the University of the District of Columbia at 5 p.m. before the Crusaders take on Akron at 7:30 p.m.  Live video through the Horizon League Network and live audio on the Valpo Sports Radio Network will be available for Valpo’s games this weekend, with live stats available for all six games.  Links for all will be available at www.valpoathletics.com.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
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
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
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
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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