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Charae Richardson scored 16 points to lead the Crusaders at Loyola. (Ray Acevedo)
Charae Richardson scored 16 points to lead the Crusaders at Loyola. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (8-14 (3-6))
at
Loyola (9-13 (4-5))
2/13/2013 | Chicago, Ill. - Gentile Arena | Attendance: 247
1st2ndFinal
Valparaiso253358
Loyola343468
Stats at a GlanceVALPOLUC
FG Percentage.367 (22-60) .435 (27-62)
3P FG Percentage.286 (4-14) .389 (7-18)
FT Percentage.714 (10-14) .636 (7-11)
Offensive Rebounds1711
Defensive Rebounds2623
Total Rebounds4334
Turnovers178
Steals28
Bench Points1013
Statistical LeadersVALPOLUC
PointsRICHARDSON - 16
LAW - 19
ReboundsLANGE - 10
HAMBRIC - 9
JOHNSON - 9
AssistsRICHARDSON - 4
BEAVERS - 7
StealsSCOTT - 2
ALBANO - 3
BlocksGERARDOT - 2
RICHARDSON - 2
HAMBRIC - 6

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valparaiso trimmed a nine-point halftime deficit to one midway through the second half, but the Crusaders could not pull in front and dropped a 68-58 decision at Loyola on Wednesday night.

Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored 16 points to lead three Valparaiso players in double figures. Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) chipped in with 11.

Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to get Valparaiso within one at 46-45 with 9:51 left in the game. The Ramblers answered with a 7-0 run to lead 53-45 at the 8:08 mark.

Scott had a pair of baskets and Richardson had two free throws and a hoop to get the Crusaders back within three at 56-53 with 4:30 left.

Loyola responded with 10-straight points to lead 66-53, and Valpo could get no closer than 10 for the remainder of the game. Simone Law, who led the Ramblers with 19 points, scored seven points on the run.

“She’s a handful down low,” Crusader coach Tracey Dorow said of Law. “She was very aggressive and very strong inside. She was a lot to handle down inside.”

The two teams struggled offensively in the early going, with the score being 6-6 at 11:56 mark. Loyola built the lead up to three, before Scott and Gerardot scored on back-to-back possessions to give Valparaiso its first lead of the game at 15-14.

The teams traded baskets, and the Ramblers took the lead 26-23 with 2:47 in the half. From that point, Loyola ended the half on a 8-2 run to lead 34-25 at halftime. Katie Faught hit two 3-pointers in 17 seconds for the Ramblers to take the lead from three to nine.

Scott scored nine of her 15 points in the opening half.

“She really did a nice job early in the game,” Dorow said of Scott. “When the slip happened she drove right into the paint, and she had a seam where she could score or she drew a foul.”

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) grabbed 10 rebounds and Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) pulled down eight for the Crusaders, who had a 43-34 edge on the glass but committed 17 turnovers.

Taylor Johnson totaled 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Loyola (9-13, 4-5 HL). Monica Albano scored 14 points and had five assists. Aryealle Beavers dished out seven assists. The Ramblers finished with 19 assists on 27 field goals.

Valparaiso (8-14, 3-6) begins a two-game home stand on Saturday, Feb 16 when the Crusaders host UIC at 1:05 p.m. The contest is a Play 4 Kay game, with breast cancer survivors being honored before the game. The action can be heard live on WVUR-FM, 95.1, Valparaiso. Links for the live audio, live video and live stats can be found on www.valpoathletics.com.

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 3rd/5 (82)
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 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 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 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
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