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Crusader Women Entertain Green Bay on Senior Day

March 1, 2014
HOOSIER SPORTS 365



VALPO SPORTS RELEASE

Green Bay (17-8, 10-3 Horizon)
at Valparaiso (4-22, 2-11 Horizon)

Game #27 - Saturday, March 1 - 7:05 p.m.
Athletics-Recreation Center (5,000) -
Valparaiso, Ind.

Next Up in Crusader Basketball: Valparaiso will hold its Senior Day Saturday night at the ARC. Elizabeth Hamlet, Charae Richardson, and Liz Horton will each be recognized prior to the 7:05 pm tipoff. The Crusaders are currently nestled with Detroit in a tie for eighth place in the Horizon League standings. Valpo owns the tiebreaker by virtue of their win over Oakland last weekend. Green Bay enters Saturday night’s tilt atop the HL standings by one game.

Last Time Out: Valpo led Detroit for over 36 minutes inside Calihan Hall Wednesday night, but Senee Shearer’s 20 second-half points fueled an impressive Titan comeback in an 81-79 defeat of the Brown and Gold despite five Crusaders finishing in double figures. Jessica Carr amended the career-high in points she had set four days prior with a 21-point night. Sharon Karungi secured her eighth double-double of the year, scoring 15 and pulling down 15 boards. Jessi Wiedemann had 14, Charae Richardson tallied 13 while Lexi Miller added 10.

Following the Crusaders: Audio - WVUR (95.1 FM, Valparaiso) - Brandon Vickrey (PxP) and Renee Turpa (color) will have the call. Video - Horizon League Network. Links for the audio, video and live stats will be available at ValpoAthletics.com. In addition, ValpoGameday.com is a one-stop shop for live video, stats and social media interaction, all on the same page.

Head Coach Tracey Dorow: Tracey Dorow (15-42) is in her second season at the helm of the Valparaiso women’s basketball program in 2013-14. In her first season, Dorow led the Crusaders to eleven victories overall, including five in Horizon League play. Dorow arrived in Valparaiso after 14 seasons at Ferris State. She compiled a 232-163 record while with the Bulldogs. Furthermore, Ferris State posted the #1 grade point average in all of Division II for the 1999-2000 women’s basketball season as well as the #2 ranking in 2002-2003.

Series Notes: Green Bay has a 29-4 stranglehold on the all-time series over Valpo. The last Crusader victory came on January 19th, 2008 in a 90-88 overtime tilt at the ARC. The Phoenix have since won fourteen straight contests including a 70-42 victory over the Brown and Gold on February 3rd in Green Bay.

Storylines...
- The Crusaders led 28-26 at the break in their last meeting with Green Bay before the Phoenix burst out for a 46-16 second half edge.
- The 42 points scored by Valpo in that game were a season low.
- Green Bay rode a 23-4 points off turnovers advantage in that game.
- Liz Horton is five three-point attempts from qualifying for the Top 10 single season 3FG % at Valpo. If she makes two of her next five, she would be tied for 8th with Sarah Ott (.400).
- Valpo has yet to win a game this season when trailing at the half.


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