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Crusaders Drop Non-League Game at Butler Monday Night
Maegan Callaway led the Crusaders in scoring on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)
Maegan Callaway led the Crusaders in scoring on Monday. (Ray Acevedo)
Valparaiso (2-2)
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Butler (2-2)
11/19/2012 | Indianapolis, IN - Hinkle Fieldhouse | Attendance: 523
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Valparaiso262955
Butler323769
Stats at a GlanceVALPOBU
FG Percentage.297 (19-64) .385 (25-65)
3P FG Percentage.167 (2-12) .200 (5-25)
FT Percentage.714 (15-21) .933 (14-15)
Offensive Rebounds2011
Defensive Rebounds3031
Total Rebounds5042
Turnovers179
Steals49
Bench Points299
Statistical LeadersVALPOBU
PointsCALLAWAY - 12
SCHIPPERS - 22
ReboundsTEAM - 10
DOUGLAS - 9
AssistsRICHARDSON - 4
MURRY - 6
StealsGERARDOT - 1
RICHARDSON - 1
HORTON - 1
JANSONE - 1
McCLUNG - 2
MURRY - 2
BREWER - 2
BlocksMcCLUNG - 6

Monday, 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.

Valpo placed three players in double figures, led by 12 points in just eight minutes off the bench from redshirt sophomore Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville), but hit just 19-of-64 from the floor, including just 2-of-12 from 3-point range.

Butler led by six early less than four minutes into the game, 9-3, but the Crusaders would score the next 11 points to claim the lead.  Freshman Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) had five points during the run, while junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) added four points as Valpo led 14-9 with 10:27 to go in the first half.

But Butler scored the next eight points over a stretch of 95 seconds to re-claim the lead for good.  The Bulldogs led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but back-to-back baskets within the final minute by redshirt junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) closed the deficit to 32-26 at the break.

Sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) hit a pair of free throws on the Crusaders’ first possession of the second half, and senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) added a fast-break layup as an 8-0 run which spanned the two periods closed Valpo to within 32-30 with 19:09 to play.  On multiple occasions in the second half, the Crusaders were within one possession, including twice within one point, the latest coming on a Callaway three-point play with 13:59 to play which cut the lead to 45-44.

Butler extended its lead back out to eight points at 54-46 with 9:20 remaining, but Callaway sandwiched a pair of buckets around a Gerardot basket in the paint to move Valpo back to within 54-52 with 6:56 to play.  But the Bulldogs scored the next nine points over a stretch of 3:45 to secure control of the game.

Callaway went 5-of-9 from the floor and also grabbed four rebounds in her stint off the bench.  Gerardot added 11 points and seven rebounds, but was just 3-of-12 from the field, while Wiedemann chipped in 10 points in 21 minutes off the bench.  Richardson contributed eight points, seven rebounds and a team-high four assists as well.

Butler (2-2) was led by 22 points from Taylor Schippers to go with 16 points from Daress McClung and 13 by Hannah Douglas.  Douglas posted a game-high nine rebounds, while Lexus Murray dished out a game-best six assists off the bench.

Valparaiso (2-2) continues its road trip as it takes on one of its highest-ranked opponents all-time, as the Crusaders travel to Durham, N.C. to take on top-five foe Duke on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.  The game can be heard live on WVUR, 95.1 FM, Valparaiso.  Links for the live audio, as well as live stats, can be found at www.valpoathletics.com.

M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
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 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
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
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
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
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
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
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
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)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana