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Karungi Nets Double-Double, but Illini Top Crusaders 87-59
Sophomore Jessi Wiedemann scored four points, handed out three assists, and grabbed two rebounds Tuesday versus Illinois.
Sophomore Jessi Wiedemann scored four points, handed out three assists, and grabbed two rebounds Tuesday versus Illinois.
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11/12/2013 | Champaign, Ill. (State Farm Center) | Attendance: 1265
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Valparaiso243559
Illinois474087
Stats at a GlanceVALPOILL
FG Percentage.382 (21-55) .457 (32-70)
3P FG Percentage.143 (2-14) .304 (7-23)
FT Percentage.682 (15-22) .842 (16-19)
Offensive Rebounds1215
Defensive Rebounds2524
Total Rebounds3739
Turnovers2718
Steals814
Bench Points1122
Statistical LeadersVALPOILL
PointsKARUNGI - 15
Moore - 23
ReboundsKARUNGI - 12
TEAM - 9
AssistsRICHARDSON - 4
Hartwell - 6
StealsMILLER - 2
RICHARDSON - 2
WIEDEMANN - 2
Gleason - 3
Grant - 3
Moore - 3
BlocksDEAN - 1
KARUNGI - 1
WIEDEMANN - 1
Crawford - 2
Grant - 2

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) bounced back from a frustrating Crusader debut to record a double-double against one of the better Big Ten teams Tuesday night in Champaign. 

The junior was an active presence in the paint as she pulled down 12 rebounds, ten of which came on defense. On the other end of the court, Karungi was 6-of-14 from the field and 3-for-4 from the line en route to a 15-point night. The performance was much more ideal for head coach Tracey Dorow.

"Sharon started out strong and then had a really tough first game (at Saint Louis), and I think she took it pretty hard. She responded well today and played like her normal self and the Sharon Karungi I expect to see all season," Dorow said.

Illinois (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten) showcased smothering full-court pressure much of the night. Prepped for it, Valpo (0-2, 0-0 Horizon) was able to churn out layups early on. The press eventually caught up with the Brown and Gold as they committed 27 turnovers compared to 12 assists. 

The Crusaders were behind 8-7 just three-and-a-half minutes into a up-tempo tilt before an 18-6 Illini run gave the home team a comfortable margin. Valpo trailed 47-24 at the break as Illinois closed the half on a 16-4 rush.

Illinois outscored Valpo 40-35 in the second half, despite the fact that the Crusaders shot 50% from the floor. The three-ball betrayed the Crusaders again Tuesday night as they shot just 2-of-14 from behind the arc, many of which were good looks.

The Fighting Illini went on to win 87-59. Amber Moore led all scorers with 23. They not only forced, but took advantage of, the 27 turnovers. Illinois enjoyed a 29-14 edge on points off turnovers.

Sophomore Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) continued her elevated play, tossing in 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting and grabbing five rebounds. 

Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) contributed 11 points in 16 minutes off the bench. The senior made the only two Valpo three-pointers of the game.

Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) had her second straight game of double-digit scoring as she registered 10 points, six of which came from the free-throw line.

"I thought the seniors really came through today - both Charae and Liz. They did a fantastic job of stepping up," Dorow said.

The Crusaders will get a few days off before their biggest challenge of the season - #6 Notre Dame (2-0, 0-0 ACC). The Fighting Irish will entertain Valpo at Purcell Pavilion on Saturday at 1:00 pm CT.

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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
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
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 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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
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 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M 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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
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
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
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
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo