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Oakland's Deep Attack Sinks Valpo
Lexi Miller made her return to the floor Wednesday night for Valpo. (Ruoxi Wang)
Lexi Miller made her return to the floor Wednesday night for Valpo. (Ruoxi Wang)
Valparaiso (2-13, 0-2 HL)
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Oakland (7-9, 2-1 HL)
1/15/2014 | Rochester, Mich. (Ath. Center O'rena) | Attendance: 557
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Valparaiso233255
Oakland503888
Stats at a GlanceVALPOOAKLAND
FG Percentage.392 (20-51) .517 (31-60)
3P FG Percentage.091 (1-11) .467 (14-30)
FT Percentage.933 (14-15) .667 (12-18)
Offensive Rebounds311
Defensive Rebounds2128
Total Rebounds2439
Turnovers1915
Steals611
Bench Points1432
Statistical LeadersVALPOOAKLAND
PointsHAMLET - 12
POPKEY - 25
ReboundsDEAN - 4
WIEDEMANN - 4
NASH - 11
AssistsMILLER - 3
WIEDEMANN - 3
POPKEY - 6
StealsHORTON - 1
KARUNGI - 1
HAMLET - 1
CARR - 1
WIEDEMANN - 1
RICHARDSON - 1
LIPSCOMB - 4
BlocksHORTON - 2
KARUNGI - 2
BEE - 3
CARLTON - 3

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

An astonishing shooting display from the perimeter guided the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to an 88-55 win over Valpo Wednesday night at the O'Rena in Rochester, Michigan.

Oakland launched three-pointer after three-pointer in the first half as it continued to build on its advantage over the Brown and Gold. Sophomore Elena Popkey knocked down all five of her attempts from beyond the arc en route to a 17-point stanza.  Meanwhile, Amy Carlton also was perfect from outside, draining each of her four tries. The three-point field goal totals were season highs for both players.  

Overall, the Golden Grizzlies made 12 treys in a fast-paced first twenty minutes as they led 50-23 at the break. Elizabeth Hamlet (McBain, Mich./McBain [Oakland]) was 3-for-3 from the field as her six points paced the Crusaders.

The Golden Grizzlies eased off the long ball in the second half, attempting nine threes compared to 21 in the prior half. Popkey continued her stellar shooting though as she finished with a career-high 25 points on 10-of-14 field goal shooting.

Both Hamlet and sophomore Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) enjoyed 4-of-5 evenings from the floor. Hamlet converted on all four of her free-throw attempts, while Dean was a perfect 2-for-2. As a team, the Crusaders shot 14-for-15 from the line. Their aggregate free-throw percentage now rests at 80.2%, good for fourth in the nation.

Hamlet led the Crusaders in scoring for the first time this season as she recorded 12 points, her highest output as a Crusader.

Dean contributed 10 points. Wednesday night represented the seventh time she has finished in double digits this year.

As good as the three-ball was for Oakland, it was just as unforgiving for Valpo. The Crusaders ended the night 1-of-11 from beyond the arc, while the Golden Grizzlies finished 14-of-30. 

Valpo (2-13, 0-2 Horizon) will have a quick turnaround as they'll entertain the Wright State Raiders (13-5, 2-1 Horizon) Saturday as part of a doubleheader. The women's game is scheduled to tipoff at 4:00pm CT.

Oakland (7-9, 2-1) will host UIC (11-4, 0-2) Saturday afternoon at the O'rena.

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 VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
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
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