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Valpo Downs St. Joe’s to End Exhibition Slate
Laura Richards had six rebounds in the exhibition finale. (Ray Acevedo)
Laura Richards had six rebounds in the exhibition finale. (Ray Acevedo)
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11/5/2011 | Valparaiso, Ind. - ARC | Attendance: 474
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Saint Joseph's (Ind.283462
Valparaiso402565
Stats at a GlanceSJCVALPO
FG Percentage.288 (21-73) .400 (28-70)
3P FG Percentage.355 (11-31) .222 (2-9)
FT Percentage.600 (9-15) .583 (7-12)
Offensive Rebounds1218
Defensive Rebounds2745
Total Rebounds3963
Turnovers921
Steals145
Bench Points2135
Statistical LeadersSJCVALPO
PointsORTIZ - 15
LADD - 23
ReboundsTEAM - 8
LADD - 19
AssistsORTIZ - 5
CARR - 5
StealsORTIZ - 6
VARNER - 2
BlocksORTIZ - 3
HORTON - 1
CALLAWAY - 1
LADD - 1

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 65-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) recorded her second straight double-double during exhibition play, scoring 23 points and adding 19 rebounds in 30 minutes of work. 

“Mallory's a great competitor,” head coach Keith Freeman said.  “I've never had a kid in the gym more than her.  She's a great communication on the floor for a freshman, has great hands and a knack for pursuing rebounds.”

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) tallied 14 points and  pulled down 10 boards while Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored  10 points and had eight rebounds.  Valpo outscored the Pumas 46-16 in the paint on Saturday.

Valpo jumped out to a 19-8 lead at the 10:50 mark of the first half before Saint Joseph’s went on an 8-3 run to close within six.  The Crusaders rallied late in the half though, and following a Varner lay-in, led 40-28 at the break.

After a Ladd triple with just under 12 minutes to play gave Valpo a 13-point lead, the Pumas cut into the lead.  A three-pointer by Kate Novak made it a six-point game at the 6:22 mark.

“They were a hard team for us to guard,” Freeman added.  “We wanted to guard them man-to-man and work on our containment defense, but it's hard to do that when you're playing an undersized team and trying to play two posts.”

Three straight threes by Saint Joseph’s pulled the Pumas to within two, 62-60, at the 1:22 mark, but Valpo made three free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Valpo shot 40% from the floor on the afternoon while Saint Joseph’s made just 28.8% of its baskets.  Eleven threes by the Pumas though kept them in the game.

“We need to get better at learning when to help,” Freeman concluded.  “We're overhelping right now, and it leads to a lot of open shots, which helped keep them in the game today.”

Tatiana Ortiz led Saint Joseph’s with 15 points while Britney Cruse added 10 more.

Valpo committed 21 turnovers in the contest.

Valparaiso will open the regular season next Saturday afternoon in Edwardsville, Ill. against the Cougars of SIU Edwardsville.  Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.

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Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
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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
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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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Apr 19 Valpo 0
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Apr 19 Valpo 2
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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 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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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
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Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
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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
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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
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Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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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)
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Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
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May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
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M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
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May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
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