An earlier than normal start time didn’t faze the Valpo women’s basketball team on Thursday, as Valpo came out for the 11 a.m. local tip and led nearly start to finish, winning 77-58 at Detroit Mercy in front of a crowd of better than 4,500 on Field Trip Day at Calihan Hall. The victory extended Valpo’s winning streak to three games and gave the team its third road victory of the season in five tries.
After eight days away from competition, the Valpo women’s basketball team returns to action with a morning tipoff on Thursday at Detroit Mercy. With final exam week approaching next week, the matchup with the Titans is Valpo’s lone contest over a stretch of 18 days.
Valpo women’s basketball sophomore Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week after leading Valpo to a road win at Toledo last week with one of the top shooting performances in program history.
A combination of lock-down defense in the third quarter and one of the best shooting nights in program history from the 3-point arc by sophomore Carie Weinman (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South [Denver]) helped lift the Valpo women’s basketball team to a 61-54 road victory at Toledo Wednesday night. Weinman finished the night 6-of-8 from downtown and poured in a game-high 20 points in the win.
Fresh off a come-from-behind victory at the ARC Sunday afternoon, the Valpo women’s basketball team takes on its second consecutive MAC opponent as it makes the trip to Toledo for a Wednesday night showdown. The matchup with the Rockets is Valpo’s third game in its first six against an opponent who appeared in the postseason last year.
A wild affair Sunday afternoon at the ARC saw the Valpo women’s basketball team rally from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit, tying the game within the final 30 seconds on a 3-point play off an offensive rebound from junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]), and score the first five points of overtime on its way to a 95-90 victory over Bowling Green State University. Senior Grace Hales (Cromwell, Ind./Westview) and sophomore Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) tied for team-high honors with 21 points each, both matching their respective career high.
The Valpo women’s basketball team opens up the 2019-20 home campaign on Sunday afternoon at the ARC as it welcomes Bowling Green to town. The game marks Valpo’s lone home contest in the season’s first seven games.
The Valpo women’s basketball team faced its second Big Ten foe in the season’s first four games on Thursday evening as it traveled to Northwestern. The Brown and Gold put together a game effort against the WNIT finalists from last season, but a big second-quarter deficit was too much to overcome as the Wildcats earned a 69-48 victory. Junior Grace White (Redby, Minn./Red Lake [Denver]) led Valpo with 15 points, while redshirt junior Marlee Profitt (Medina, Ohio/Highland) matched her career high against a Division I opponent in just her second game back from injury.
A quartet of talented newcomers comprise the incoming freshman class for the Valpo women’s basketball program in 2020-21, as head coach Mary Evans received signed National Letters of Intent back from four members of the Class of 2020 over the past week.