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Crusaders Fall at #12 Green Bay
Tabitha Gerardot looks for the ball in the post. (Terri Wagner)
Tabitha Gerardot looks for the ball in the post. (Terri Wagner)
Valparaiso (8-18, 4-11 HL)
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#12 Green Bay (24-1, 14-1 HL)
2/23/2012 | Green Bay, Wis. - Kress Events Center | Attendance: 3114
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Valparaiso112536
#12 Green Bay314172
Stats at a GlanceVALPOGREENBAY
FG Percentage.333 (15-45) .448 (26-58)
3P FG Percentage.308 (4-13) .182 (4-22)
FT Percentage.500 (2-4) .842 (16-19)
Offensive Rebounds1313
Defensive Rebounds2119
Total Rebounds3432
Turnovers299
Steals310
Bench Points923
Statistical LeadersVALPOGREENBAY
PointsGERARDOT - 9
BAUER - 17
ReboundsVARNER - 7
WOJTA - 10
AssistsRICHARDS - 4
WOJTA - 5
StealsRICHARDS - 1
TIMMERMAN - 1
HORTON - 1
QUILLING - 3
BlocksBAUER - 2
Laura Richards looks for a passing lane against a Green Bay defender. (Terri Wagner)
Laura Richards looks for a passing lane against a Green Bay defender. (Terri Wagner)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valparaiso began its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening against #12 Green Bay and dropped a 72-36 decision to the Phoenix at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.

“Green Bay is a very good team,” head coach Keith Freeman said.  “They show you a lot of pressure and they contest every pass.  They were on top of their game today.”

The Phoenix held Valpo to just 11 first half points and forced 29 turnovers for the game while clinching at least a share of their 14th consecutive conference title.

“(Jessica) Carr and (Ashley) Timmerman were restricted on their minutes tonight so many times the only guard on the floor was Laura Richards,” Freeman stated.  “That’s tough against a team like this.”

Green Bay scored the game’s first 16 points as the Crusaders started 0-for-8 from the floor and committed five turnovers.  Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) finally put the Crusaders on the scoreboard at the 11:18 mark.

The hosts increased their lead to 27-7 with just under four minutes to play in the half.  Valpo scored the final four points of the stanza though, the last on a Richards lay-in at the buzzer, and trailed 31-11 at the break.

Green Bay went on a 15-0 second half run to put the game out of reach, pushing its lead to 53-19 and eventually built a 43-point advantage before the Crusaders finished with nine of the game’s final 11 points.

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) led the Crusaders with nine points while Richards and Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr Reeve H.S.) each added seven.  Richards also handed out four assists while Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

Lydia Bauer led Green Bay (24-1, 14-1 Horizon) with 17 points while Julie Wojta added 16 points and 10 boards.  Stephanie Sension also tallied double figures with 12 points for the Phoenix, which shot 44.8% from the floor.

“We just need to move on from this game and get ready for Milwaukee on Saturday,” Freeman concluded.

Valparaiso (8-18, 4-11) will stay in the state of Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon to wrap up the road portion of the 2011-2012 regular season.  The Crusaders will travel to Milwaukee to face the Panthers in a 2 p.m. tip.

Game Notes: Green Bay leads the all-time series 24-4 and has won nine straight meetings … Richards and Gerardot both played all 40 minutes … Horton finished the game with a career-high five rebounds.

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 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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