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Valpo Drops League Tilt to Wright State
Play Video Sharon Karungi scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting Saturday versus Wright State. (Ruoxi Wang)
Sharon Karungi scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting Saturday versus Wright State. (Ruoxi Wang)
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Valparaiso (2-14)
1/18/2014 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 438
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Wright State374279
Valparaiso293665
Stats at a GlanceWSUVALPO
FG Percentage.393 (22-56) .543 (25-46)
3P FG Percentage.333 (10-30) .111 (1-9)
FT Percentage.735 (25-34) .737 (14-19)
Offensive Rebounds195
Defensive Rebounds1820
Total Rebounds3725
Turnovers1823
Steals138
Bench Points1923
Statistical LeadersWSUVALPO
PointsDEMMINGS - 31
KARUNGI - 19
ReboundsSTANTON - 9
HORTON - 6
AssistsJAMES - 4
RICHARDSON - 4
WIEDEMANN - 4
StealsMINGO - 5
WIEDEMANN - 3
BlocksMINGO - 1
STANTON - 1
KARUNGI - 2

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Valpo concocted one of its best 40-minute efforts Saturday, but Kim Demmings and the Wright State Raiders were too much for the Brown and Gold. The Raiders increased their record to 14-5 with a 79-65 victory over the Crusaders.

Demmings led all scorers with 31 points. The junior was successful on just seven of her 21 field goal attempts (five three-pointers), but converted 12 of her 17 free-throw tries. 

The Crusaders shot a season-best 54.3% from the floor, but an eleven-point disparity from the free-throw line coupled with 23 turnovers led to their third loss in Horizon League play.  

Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) compiled one of her best statisical performances of this season. Karungi was 8-of-10 on field goals, and 3-for-3 from the line en route to a 19-point afternoon. The junior is now averaging 14.7 points/game in league play.

Despite superb overall numbers, perimeter shooting continues to hamstring Valpo. The Crusaders shot just 1-of-9 from three-point range Saturday after finishing 1-for-11 there Wednesday against Oakland. Free-throw shooting maintains a strength for the Brown and Gold. Valpo was 14-for-19 from the foul line Saturday.

The Raiders enjoyed a 19-5 advantage in the offensive rebounding category. The 19 offensive boards allowed were three off the season-high mark set by #6 Notre Dame on November 16th.

Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) pushed her way back into double figures. The sophomore put an end to a three-game scoring slump by shooting 6-of-10 for 12 points. She added four assists and three steals to her stat sheet.

Valparaiso kept within striking distance for the majority of the first half. Wright State didn't seize a double-digit lead until the five-minute mark via a Demmings' triple. A pair of layups by Karungi and Wiedemann quickly trimmed the WSU lead to six.

The Raiders went into halftime with a 37-29 break. 

Wiedemann made all her shot attempts inside the arc as her 10 points paced Valpo in the first half. Karungi chipped in eight of her own. Overall, the Crusaders did the majority of their damage inside as 24 of their 29 first-half points came in the paint.

Wright State emerged from the locker room to extend its lead to 13 thanks to an 8-3 rush. Karungi cut it to eight with a nice dish from Wiedemann. However, the Raiders cashed in on their free-throw opportunities down the stretch. Demmings scored four straight from there while Ivory James gave Wright State its larger lead with six minutes remaining via an old-fashioned three-point play. 

Valpo fell by a final score of 79-65. 

Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) and Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) tallied 11 and 10 points, respectively. Richardson accumulated seven of those 11 points from the charity stripe.

Valpo (2-14, 0-3 Horizon) will continue Horizon League play Tuesday at UIC as the Flames (13-4, 2-2) host Valpo for a 7 pm CT tilt. 

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
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
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
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
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
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
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
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 Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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