After a week off from game action to focus on completing finals, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will compete on its home floor once again on Sunday. North Dakota State will be in town as Valpo continues a home-heavy nonconference slate at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team ran into a high-level MAC foe on Saturday afternoon as Miami (Ohio) enjoyed a 68-47 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The visiting RedHawks, a team that reached the WNIT a year ago, leaned on a quality third quarter to pull away from the hosts in the last game before finals week for both teams.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will be back in action on Saturday afternoon as Miami (Ohio) comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 1 p.m. tip time. Head coach Mary Evans is quite familiar with the RedHawks, as this team beat Ohio three times last year including a two-point game in the MAC Tournament while Evans was an assistant for the Bobcats. Now, Valpo will look to find a way to knock off a quality MAC opponent that is off to a strong start this season. This will be the program’s annual ugly sweater game, so fans are encouraged to sport their ugliest holiday sweater. In addition, the game will be a “study break” – all students will receive free pizza and there will be a contest for the ugliest sweater.
Valparaiso University senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) was named the Missouri Valley Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week on Monday.
For the second straight game, the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team found a way to pull off a dramatic, tight victory on Sunday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center. After Eastern Illinois came from 13 down in the third quarter to take the lead, Valpo showed its resiliency in a dramatic 62-60 victory. The play of junior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind. / Westview) may very well have been the biggest factor in the outcome, as she poured in 21 points on the best day of her Valpo career.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will attempt to make it back-to-back victories and register its first home win of the year on Sunday as Eastern Illinois comes to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game will tip off at 4 p.m. as the back end of a men’s-women’s double header that starts with the Valpo men hosting UC Riverside at 1 p.m.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team returned to the win column on Thursday evening, fending off Chicago State for a 76-70 win at the Jones Convocation Center in Chicago. Two of Valpo’s proven commodities enjoyed strong showings as senior Meredith Hamlet (McBain, Mich. / McBain) poured in a game-high 28 points, while redshirt sophomore Addison Stoller (Cissna Park, Ill. / Cissna Park) had a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to get back in the win column on Thursday evening with a visit to Chicago State.