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Coyotes Outlast Crusaders, 81-70
Abby Dean scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting Tuesday afternoon vs. South Dakota. (Avery Davis)
Abby Dean scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting Tuesday afternoon vs. South Dakota. (Avery Davis)
South Dakota (8-6)
at
Valparaiso (2-10)
12/31/2013 | ARC (Valparaiso, Ind.) | Attendance: 239
1st2ndFinal
South Dakota433881
Valparaiso363470
Stats at a GlanceSDAKOTAVALPO
FG Percentage.582 (32-55) .446 (25-56)
3P FG Percentage.444 (8-18) .400 (10-25)
FT Percentage.692 (9-13) .833 (10-12)
Offensive Rebounds98
Defensive Rebounds2617
Total Rebounds3525
Turnovers1413
Steals76
Bench Points244
Statistical LeadersSDAKOTAVALPO
PointsContreras - 19
WIEDEMANN - 17
ReboundsHarrington - 6
WIEDEMANN - 7
AssistsWhite - 4
CARR - 4
HORTON - 4
StealsHemiller - 2
Harrington - 2
WIEDEMANN - 3
BlocksHarrington - 2
KARUNGI - 1
WIEDEMANN - 1

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) recorded a career-high 17 points Tuesday, but the Coyotes shot 58% from the field as they claimed an 81-70 victory at the ARC.

The game started with a stellar shooting display from both teams as Valpo made its first four shots and South Dakota opened 5-for-5. Senior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) provided the Crusaders with their first six points for the second game in a row as she drained a pair of treys. Wiedemann followed suit with a three of her own before Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) registered four of her 15 points. The Brown and Gold held an 18-13 lead after six minutes of play.

The two teams traded leads for the next ten minutes as neither squad could build an advantage greater than four. South Dakota finally pulled ahead by nine with 1:30 to go in the opening half on a second-chance three-pointer from Madeleine White. The Coyotes led 43-36 at the break.

The Crusaders assembled a 6-0 run right out of the locker room to slice the deficit to one. South Dakota responded with a 10-2 run of its own. Lisa Loeffler scored six of her eight points during the three-and-a-half minute rush that put the visitors back ahead by nine.

Valpo kept it to a single-digit game until the final two minutes when South Dakota put points on the scoreboard on seven consecutive possessions. The Coyotes boasted a 35-25 rebounding advantage as they received 24 bench points. 

In just her second game back from a hand injury, Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Arcadia) dropped in twelve points and dished out four assists.

Richardson ended the day with 13 points while Dean shot 5-of-11 from the floor as part of her 15-point afternoon.

The Crusaders finished with four players in double digits for the first time since their 74-50 win over Chicago State at the Toledo Invite. As a team, they sunk a season-high 10 three-pointers. Their 13 turnovers were the second-fewest committed thus far. 

Valparaiso (2-10) will close out the non-conference portion of its schedule Saturday when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-5) host the Brown and Gold at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Tipoff is slated for 2:30 pm CT. Links for the live audio and live stats will be available at 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
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
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