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2012-13 Women's Basketball News
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April 24, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2013 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
April 22, 2013
Valparaiso placed nine student-athletes over six sports on the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office today.
April 19, 2013
Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Sharon Karungi to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders.
April 16, 2013
Fans of the Valparaiso women's basketball program are invited to join the Crusaders at their annual postseason banquet on Saturday, April 27 at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso, as the team celebrates its 2013 senior class and unveils its team awards.
March 29, 2013
Valparaiso women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) will not be returning to the Valpo program next season.
March 13, 2013
Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 12th double-double of the season, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team made top-seeded #20/20 Green Bay work hard to earn its 80-59 win in the Horizon League Quarterfinals at the Kress Events Center on Wednesday evening.
March 12, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues postseason play on Wednesday when the Crusaders visit Green Bay to take on the top-seeded Phoenix in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament on Wednesday evening.
March 11, 2013
Backed by a double-double from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), a career-high from sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) and a 12-point, six rebound performance from senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville), Valparaiso led for the final 30-plus minutes and beat UIC 67-57 in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 11, 2013
Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Second Team All-Horizon League honors on Monday afternoon.
March 11, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens postseason play on Monday when the Crusaders welcome UIC to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m. for the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.
March 09, 2013
Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored a game-high 20 points and senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) tied a career-best with 11 rebounds, and Valparaiso outscored Detroit by 23 in the second half to get a 73-53 victory on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 08, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team finishes up the regular season schedule when the Crusaders host Detroit at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ieva Jansone, Gina Lange and Laura Richards will be honored for Senior Day.
March 04, 2013
Valparaiso trimmed a 15-point, first-half deficit to four early in the second half at Youngstown State, but the Penguins responded with a big run and went on to beat the Crusaders 72-50 at the Beeghly Center on Monday night.
March 04, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of the Horizon League schedule when the Crusaders visit Youngstown State at 6:05 p.m. on Monday.
March 02, 2013
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 10th double-double of the season, and senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) also scored in double figures, but Cleveland State outscored the Crusaders by 10 over the final 6:15 and came away with a 58-54 win on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center.
March 01, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first of two games in Ohio when the Crusaders visit Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
February 28, 2013
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) tied a career-high with 33 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, and she also grabbed 18 rebounds, but the Crusaders lost to Wright State 83-78 on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 27, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to begin a stretch of three games in five days when the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.
February 23, 2013
Sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) filled up the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals, but Valparaiso fell on the road to #25/RV Green Bay by a score of 80-38 on Saturday afternoon.
February 22, 2013
Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Aliyah Isaac to a National Letter of Intent, during the Early Signing Period, to play for the Crusaders.
February 22, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road and takes on the top team in the Horizon League when the Crusaders visit #25/RV Green Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
February 21, 2013
Valparaiso trimmed a 19-point second half deficit against Milwaukee down to two with 7.0 seconds to go, but the Panthers held on for a 75-71 win at the ARC on Thursday evening.
February 20, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out a two-game home stand and goes for the season sweep against Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.
February 16, 2013
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) posted her eighth double-double of the season and all 11 Crusaders scored, including a career-high 13 from freshman Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich/Caledonia) as Valparaiso outscored UIC by 32 in the second half to post an 88-62 win on Saturday in the annual Play 4Kay game to benefit breast cancer research.
February 15, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team starts a two-game home stand against UIC in the Play 4Kay game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. Please note the game time is a change from the originally scheduled 1:35 p.m. tip.
February 15, 2013
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named the Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January.
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.
February 12, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens the second half of Horizon League play and finishes up a two-game road with a visit to Chicago to play Loyola at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.
February 09, 2013
Three Crusader players scored in double-figures, led by 16 from Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill/Loyola Academy), but the Detroit outscored Valparaiso by 17 in the second half and beat the Crusaders 70-61 on Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall.
February 08, 2013
Coming off an overtime victory against Cleveland State, the Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the first half of Horizon League play with a game at Detroit at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon.
February 08, 2013
The votes are in and Valparaiso University’s student section, the Valparaizone, has advanced to the semifinal round of the second annual Naismith Student Section of the Year Award contest. As one of the top college basketball student sections in the country, Valpo is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title. Crusader fans will now have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award.
February 06, 2013
A catalyst at the point guard position for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, Katie Boone helped lead the Crusaders to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during her four-year career, and on Saturday, February 16, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 04, 2013
Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Horizon League Player of the Week honors for the third time this season in helping the Crusaders split a pair of games against Wright State and Cleveland State.
February 02, 2013
Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) made a layup with 0.6 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, and then the Crusaders dominated the extra five minutes to pick up a 92-84 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
February 01, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team welcomes Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
January 31, 2013
Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) scored on a runner with 21.2 seconds to go to give Valparaiso a one-point lead, but Kim Demmings scored for Wright State with 6.3 seconds to go to give the Raiders a 67-66 victory.
January 30, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its second-straight road victory when the Crusaders head to Dayton, Ohio to take on Wright State at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
January 26, 2013
Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) tied a career-high with 18 points and Valparaiso became the first team to score more than 50 points against Green Bay in Horizon League action, but it was not enough as the #RV/RV Phoenix took a 78-55 win at the ARC on Saturday afternoon.
January 25, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to host Horizon League-favorite Green Bay at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday at the ARC.
January 24, 2013
Behind 51 percent shooting from the field and career-highs from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy), the Crusader women’s basketball team came away with an 84-72 win at Milwaukee on Thursday night.
January 23, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its first road win in Horizon League play when it travels to Milwaukee take on the Panthers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Klotsche Center.
January 19, 2013
Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-high 18 points, and the Crusaders tied a season-best with nine made 3-pointers, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped an 82-75 Horizon League decision at UIC on Saturday afternoon.
January 18, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in Horizon League play when it makes the short trip to Chicago take on UIC at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavillion.
January 17, 2013
Valparaiso’s student section, the ValparaiZone, has been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fan support to help win the title. Crusader fans will have a say by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.
January 16, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trimmed a 12-point second-half deficit down to one, but the Crusaders could not take the lead and lost to Loyola (Chicago) 52-44 on Wednesday night.
January 15, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team concludes its four-game home stand and looks to stay unbeaten in Horizon League play when it hosts Loyola (Chicago) at 7:05 on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 14, 2013
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) earned her second Horizon League Player of the Week honors of the season in posting a double-double to help the Crusaders to a 67-59 win over Youngstown State.
January 12, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but they battled back and went on to pick up a 67-59 win over Youngstown State in the Crusaders’ Horizon League opener on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 11, 2013
Catch the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow. Dorow sits down with Aaron Leavitt to discuss the team's progress over the pre-league games and the honors two Crusaders have recently garnered, while also looking ahead to the start of the Horizon League campaign.
January 10, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens Horizon League play against Youngstown State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon in the third game of a four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 07, 2013
For the second time this season, Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week. Richardson earned the honors for helping the Crusaders beat Northern Illinois 54-49 on Saturday.
January 05, 2013
Redshirt Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-best 16 points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team led from start to finish to win its second-straight game 54-49 over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
January 03, 2013
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues its four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center and closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule when the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.
December 31, 2012
Valparaiso junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for setting a pair of new career-highs and help the Crusaders rally from a 19-point deficit in the first half in Valpo’s 58-53 win over Ball State on Saturday.
December 29, 2012
Led by a career-high 28 points and a career-best 17 rebounds from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), the Valparaiso women’s basketball team rallied from a 19-point deficit in the first half to beat Ball State 58-53 on Saturday.
December 26, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for its first home game in four weeks when the Crusaders host in-state foe Ball State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.
December 20, 2012
Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) scored a season-high six points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by seven early on in the first half against Michigan, but the Wolverines outscored the Crusaders by 20 over the rest of the half and went on to beat the Crusaders 73-32 on Thursday.
December 19, 2012
Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored with 8.6 seconds remaining to put the Valparaiso women’s basketball team up one on Western Michigan, but Aurielle Anderson scored with 2.5 seconds left as the Crusaders fell 70-69 on Wednesday.
December 18, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of its non-conference schedule with a pair of games at Western Michigan (6 p.m. Wednesday) and Michigan (5 p.m. Thursday).
December 10, 2012
Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week for helping the Crusaders split a pair of road contests between IPFW and #8/8 Louisville.
December 08, 2012
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) each tallied a team-high nine points, but the Valparaiso women’s basketball team dropped a road contest to #8/8 Louisville 96-40 on Saturday night.
December 07, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the second of a four-game road trip on Saturday evening when the Crusaders take on #8/8 Louisville at 6:30 p.m.
December 04, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team went on a 20-5 run over a six-minute span in the second half against IPFW to take a 14-point lead and never looked back in getting its first road win of the season with an 82-73 victory over the Mastodons on Tuesday night.
December 03, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team kicks off its second stretch of four consecutive road games on Tuesday evening when the Crusaders make the short trip to Fort Wayne to take on IPFW at 6 p.m.
December 01, 2012
The Valparaiso women's basketball team led by 11 in the first half against Saint Louis before going cold from the field, and a furious late rally came up just short as the Crusaders fell by a 53-47 final to the Billikens Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
November 30, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its lone home game in a six-week stretch on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders host Saint Louis at the ARC. Following Saturday’s game, the Crusaders will play their next four contests on the road.
November 27, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team started the second half on a run to claim the lead Tuesday evening in Macomb, Ill., but Western Illinois would eventually re-claim the lead for good as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 69-55 to close out a four-game road trip.
November 26, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its fourth consecutive road game on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders trek to Macomb, Ill. to take on former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois. Valpo is in search of its first road win of the season.
November 23, 2012
The Valparaiso women's basketball team hung around with the nation's fourth-ranked team in #4/4 Duke early on Friday evening in Durham, N.C., but the Blue Devils eventually pulled away and defeated the Crusaders by a 90-45 final.
November 22, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team faces perhaps its toughest test of the 2012-2013 season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders travel to Durham, N.C. to take on the nation’s fourth-ranked squad in Duke. The game is the third in a stretch of eight out of nine on the road for Valpo.
November 19, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team shot just 29.7% from the floor on Monday night in dropping a non-league contest at Butler, 69-55, in Indianapolis, Ind.
November 18, 2012
Valparaiso plays its second straight game in Indianapolis on Monday evening, as the Crusaders take on former Horizon League rival Butler at 6 p.m. CT. The game is the second in a stretch where Valpo will play eight out of nine on the road.
November 17, 2012
A 13-3 run in the late stages of the second half by IUPUI was too much for the Valparaiso women's basketball team to overcome on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 75-69 to the Jaguars in Indianapolis, Ind.
November 16, 2012
Valparaiso begins a long stretch of road games Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis as the Crusaders take on former Mid-Con rival IUPUI for the first time in six seasons. Valpo will play eight of its next nine games on the road over the next month-plus.
November 14, 2012
The Valparaiso women's basketball team used a massive rebounding advantage to pick up its second straight victory to start the 2012-2013 campaign, defeating Purdue Calumet Wednesday night at the ARC, 76-59.
November 13, 2012
Valparaiso closes out a brief two-game homestand to open the regular season on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Purdue Calumet at the ARC at 7:05 p.m. Valpo is attempting to improve to 2-0 on the season before hitting the road for the first time.
November 12, 2012
Valparaiso sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) has been named the first Horizon League women’s basketball Player of the Week of the 2012-2013 season after helping to lead the Crusaders to a season-opening win over Indiana last Friday.
November 09, 2012
The Valparaiso women's basketball team made sure head coach Tracey Dorow's debut on the Crusader sidelines would be one she would remember for a lifetime, as Valpo never trailed in defeating Big Ten foe Indiana 64-52 Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 08, 2012
Valparaiso opens the 2012-13 regular season on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Big Ten foe Indiana. It will mark the regular season debut for first-year head coach Tracey Dorow.
November 08, 2012
Check out the latest version of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow as she recaps the Crusaders' exhibition win and looks ahead to Friday's season opener.
November 05, 2012
In its first public exhibition game under the guidance of first-year head coach Tracey Dorow, the Valparaiso women's basketball team unveiled an up-tempo style of play as the Crusaders ran to a 98-49 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] on Monday night at the ARC.
November 02, 2012
With the Valparaiso women's basketball team's lone exhibition game around the corner on Monday, first-year head coach Tracey Dorow sits down on the Valpo Coaches Show to preview the upcoming season.
October 08, 2012
Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named a Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection as the league released its preseason squads on Monday afternoon.
August 31, 2012
Valpo Athletics announces the launch of a new social media fan engagement program where Crusader fans can show their support for Valpo Athletics and each individual team through a combination of in-game social media campaigns, engaging teams on social networks and earning rewards through our new Valpo Crusader Social Rewards program. Fans can visit ValpoRewards.com to start playing!
August 31, 2012
Five games against teams which played in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, plus a season opener at the ARC against Indiana, highlight the Valparaiso women's basketball team's 2012-2013 schedule as released on Friday. The Crusaders will be embarking on their first season under the guidance of head coach Tracey Dorow.
August 27, 2012
Follow the Valparaiso women's basketball team on Twitter - @ValpoWBB - to be the first to learn the Crusaders' non-league games and dates for the upcoming 2012-2013 season! Over the next three days, the women's basketball team's official feed will have the exclusive announcement of Valpo's 14 non-league contests as the Crusaders enter their first season with head coach Tracey Dorow at the helm.
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May 21 Youngstown State 7
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May 22 Oakland 0
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May 23 UIC 0
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May 23 Wright State 7