A quintet of all-state honors highlight this fall's incoming class of freshmen for the Valpo women's basketball team. Grace Hales, Maya Meredith, Caitlin Morrison, Marlee Profitt, and Addison Stoller are all set to begin their collegiate careers with Valpo in August.
Sophomores Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker each scored 11 points Friday night, but Northern Kentucky used 12 steals as part of a staunch defensive effort that led the Norse to a 76-53 win over Valpo at Kress Center in Green Bay. The loss signaled Abby Dean and Lexi Miller's final game in a Crusader uniform.
Hours removed from a spectacular 94-91 overtime win versus Detroit, the Crusader women’s basketball team continues postseason play Friday evening against Northern Kentucky. Jasmyn Walker needs five more rebounds to collect 250 for the second consecutive campaign. The top-seeded Phoenix are lurking in the shadows, as the winner of this matchup will meet Green Bay in the semifinals on Saturday.
Valpo rode out a seemingly unsustainable pace from three-point range to overtake Detroit, 94-91, in overtime of the Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship opener at Kress Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Thursday. The Crusaders shot 15-of-23 (.572) from beyond the arc in the victory, matching their second-highest three-point total in program history.
Nine teams will travel to Green Bay this week to take part in the Horizon League Championship. For the second time in three years, Valpo will challenge Detroit in the opening tilt of the tournament. The Titans swept the regular season series with the Crusaders, but the Brown and Gold did oust Detroit from the 2014 Horizon League Championship in their most recent postseason meeting.
Meredith Hamlet was elected to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon. Hamlet scored in double figures 15 times in her rookie campaign en route to averaging 10.4 points per game.
Four Crusaders finished in double figures Saturday as Valpo engineered an 80-74 victory over the host Flames at the UIC Pavilion. Dani Franklin finished with a team-high 16 points while Haylee Thompson was 6-for-9 from the field for 14 points. Senior Lexi Miller added 13 points and six assists. Valpo will learn its opponent for next week's Horizon League Championship on Sunday afternoon.
The regular season comes to a halt Saturday in Chicago for the Valpo women’s basketball team. With all ten teams coming down the home stretch, Green Bay, the host institution for next week’s Horizon League Championship, is the only club with its seed locked up. A win Saturday would guarantee the Crusaders no lower than the No. 9 seed.