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Vikings Launch Three-Ball Attack in 76-66 Win over Valpo
Play Video Jessi Wiedemann knocked down eight of her 14 shot attempts as she recorded 21 points Monday night versus Cleveland State. (Avery Davis)
Jessi Wiedemann knocked down eight of her 14 shot attempts as she recorded 21 points Monday night versus Cleveland State. (Avery Davis)
Cleveland State (9-11, 4-3 HL)
at
Valparaiso (3-16, 1-5 HL)
1/27/2014 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 312
1st2ndFinal
Cleveland State364076
Valparaiso264066
Stats at a GlanceCSUVALPO
FG Percentage.448 (26-58) .520 (26-50)
3P FG Percentage.455 (15-33) .429 (9-21)
FT Percentage.563 (9-16) .714 (5-7)
Offensive Rebounds139
Defensive Rebounds1322
Total Rebounds2631
Turnovers1423
Steals114
Bench Points68
Statistical LeadersCSUVALPO
PointsCOLEMAN - 24
WIEDEMANN - 21
ReboundsGORDON - 7
DEAN - 7
RICHARDSON - 7
AssistsGREEN - 6
RICHARDSON - 4
StealsCOLEMAN - 7
RICHARDSON - 2
BlocksSCHMITT - 1
KARUNGI - 1
WIEDEMANN - 1

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Crusaders had no problem shooting the ball Monday night, but holding on to it was another story. Valpo shot 52% (26-of-50) from the field but committed 23 turnovers in a 76-66 loss to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. 

The Brown and Gold received a career night from Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) on the offensive side of the ball as the sophomore led the way with 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting. Senior Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) sustained her elevated play. Horton tossed in 15 points and six rebounds. Monday's game was her third in a row with 14 or more points.

Reminiscent of the Oakland game, Cleveland State appeared content to fire up three-pointer after three-pointer. Overall, the Vikings made good of 15 of their 33 attempts from the perimeter. Adesuwa Aideyman made seven alone as the sophomore registered a career-high 22 points. 

The contest stayed a two-possession game either way for the vast majority of the first half. Cleveland State opened its lead to 30-23 on Aideyman's fourth triple of the night with 2:45 left. Aideyman wasn't finished as she knocked down another three on the very next Viking possession.

Cleveland was ahead 36-26 at the conclusion of a first half that featured 15 Crusader turnovers.

Valpo surfaced from the break to open the second half on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to three points. Cleveland State answered right back with an 8-1 surge of its own capped off by a Cori Coleman trey.

The Vikings endured a six-minute stretch where they made just one field goal, but Valpo drew no closer than four points. 

Cleveland State closed out the 76-66 win as it owned a 20-3 edge in points off turnovers.

Abby Dean (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) continued to shoot lights out as she recorded her second 5-for-7 night from the floor in the last three games. The sophomore has landed at least 70% of her field goal attempts since January 21st at UIC. Dean also pulled down seven rebounds Monday night.

Senior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) added seven points, seven boards, and four assists of her own.

Head coach Tracey Dorow remained upbeat about her team's play as of late.

"This team has made incredible strides since Christmas time. You look at our roster and coming into this season, we didn't have a lot of game experience. Our players have gotten that now and we're starting to see improvements," Dorow said.

The Crusaders (3-16, 1-5 Horizon) will have a few days off as they prepare for their Wisconsin swing trip. They'll take on Milwaukee (6-12, 2-3 Horizon) Saturday at 2 pm before traveling north to battle the defending HL champion Green Bay Phoenix (10-7, 3-2 Horizon) Monday in a 7 pm tip. Links to the audio, video, and live stats will be available at valpoathletics.com.

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
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 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 Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M 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
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
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
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