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Stellar Shooting Can't Push Valpo Past UIC
Play Video Liz Horton shot 7-of-9 from the field as part of a 15-point tilt versus UIC Monday night. (Avery Davis)
Liz Horton shot 7-of-9 from the field as part of a 15-point tilt versus UIC Monday night. (Avery Davis)
UIC Flames (18-6 (7-4 HL))
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Valparaiso (3-19 (1-8 HL))
2/10/2014 | Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC) | Attendance: 244
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UIC Flames424082
Valparaiso373673
Stats at a GlanceUICVALPO
FG Percentage.492 (32-65) .500 (28-56)
3P FG Percentage.250 (3-12) .450 (9-20)
FT Percentage.600 (15-25) .727 (8-11)
Offensive Rebounds198
Defensive Rebounds2022
Total Rebounds3930
Turnovers1116
Steals104
Bench Points1117
Statistical LeadersUICVALPO
PointsKatie Hannemann - 29
WIEDEMANN - 17
ReboundsRuvanna Campbell - 11
KARUNGI - 9
AssistsTerri Bender - 3
CARR - 5
StealsTerri Bender - 3
RICHARDSON - 2
BlocksImani Moore - 2
KARUNGI - 1

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Crusaders shot 28-of-56 (50%) from the floor Monday night versus UIC, but the Flames used 19 offensive boards to catapult them to an 82-73 win at the ARC.

UIC constructed a 16-2 run early in the ballgame to jump ahead 31-12 at the 9:29 mark. The Flames took advantage of second and third chances as the margin widened quickly. Valpo responded right back with a 20-4 run of its own to cut the deficit to three with 2:20 on the clock. UIC appeared poised to take a comfortable lead into the locker room after Terri Bender converted an old-fashioned three point play with 38 seconds remaining. 

But an Emily Kobel three-point try with six seconds to go in the half clanged out and Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) collected the rebound. Miller had three seconds to dribble before tossing up a desperation half-court shot from the Crusader shield. The heave banked off the glass and in to cut UIC's lead to 42-37 at the break. The triple represented Miller's second half-court launch made against UIC as she accomplished the same feat last season on February 16th.

Katie Hannemann recorded 15 of her game-high 29 points in the first stanza. Senior Liz Horton (Cannelburg, Ind./Barr-Reeve) led the Brown and Gold in scoring at the half with nine points.

UIC came out blazing in the second half as a 17-4 surge put the Flames back ahead in double digits. Valpo was able to move within eight points with a minute to play but it was as close as the Crusaders came. The Flames held on to win 82-73 and advance to 7-4 in Horizon League play.

Ruvanna Campbell added another double-double to her resume with 14 points and 11 boards. Rachel Story also tossed in 14 in the winning effort.

Jessi Wiedemann (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) finished in double figures for the twelfth time this year as the sophomore paced the Crusader scoring charge with 17 points. Senior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a dozen while Sharon Karungi (Kampala, Uganda/[Northern Oklahoma College]) was a rebound shy of a double-double (10 points, 9 boards).

The Crusaders committed 16 turnovers on the evening. Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) had a tidy five assists as the junior now boasts 34 on the season.

Valpo (3-19, 1-8 Horizon) hits the road Thursday for a showdown with Cleveland State (11-11, 6-3 Horizon) at 4:30 pm CT. The Vikings took a 76-66 victory over the Brown and Gold on Jan. 27th at the ARC. Links to the audio, video, and live stats for Thursday's game 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
M 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 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