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Valparaiso pushes past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59-46

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Alec Peters scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Valparaiso defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59-46 on Friday in the four-team Central Michigan tournament opener. Vashil Fernandez had 11 points, seven boards and five blocks while Keith Carter chipped in seven points with seven assists. Valparaiso shot 46.9 percent from the field and out-rebounded...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Valpo shows ups and downs in exhibition against Grand Valley State

Thursday night at the ARC was a night of discovery for Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew as the men’s basketball team made their last preparations before the regular season starts in a preseason exhibition game against Grand Valley State. There are a lot of questions going into the season. Who will take over for Lavonte Dority, who led the Crusaders in scoring last season? How will the...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Graduations and injury at Valparaiso create opportunities for new and returning Crusaders

For the second straight year, Valparaiso basketball is ranked in the middle of the pack in the Horizon League preseason rankings. One reason behind the ranking is the biggest loss of the season coming before their first preseason game. Sophomore point guard Lexus Williams suffered a torn ACL in practice a few weeks ago. Williams started at point guard last season. This leaves the...
Via The Catch and Shoot
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fifth-year transfer Jay Harris chooses UIC

Jan Somma-Hammel/Staten Island Advance UIC picked up a late addition to its 2014-15 roster with Wagner transfer Jay Harris choosing to join the Flames. Harris will be eligible immediately for the start of the season. Harris averaged 10.3 points and shot 38.6% on 3-pointers last season for the Seahawks. Prior to his time in New York, he played a pair of seasons at Valparaiso in the...
Via The Catch and Shoot
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UIC Season Ends With Tournament Loss at Valparaiso

UIC’s nightmare season came to a close Tuesday in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament. The Flames fell at Valparaiso (18-14, 9-7 Horizon) for the third time this season, 73-63. UIC (6-25, 1-15) fell behind 15 points late in the first half, largely because of Valparaiso freshman Alec Peters’ offense. The rookie posted 14 points in the first stanza and finished with...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Yeo 3-pointer lifts Valparaiso over Oakland 63-60

Clay Yeo hit four 3-pointers and his last was the game-winner with 7 seconds left to lift Valparaiso to a 63-60 win Sunday over Oakland. Bobby Capobianco scored on a three-point play to give Valparaiso a 60-57 lead with 2:25 to remaining. Both teams missed 3-pointers on its next two possessions. Travis Bader then answered for Oakland, draining a trey to tie the game at 60 with 41...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

LaVonte Dority, Valparaiso Cruise Past UIC

LaVonte Dority scored a career-high 33 points Saturday in Valparaiso’s defeat of UIC. (Photo: AP | Paul Sancya) Saturday began a new month, but the struggles remained the same for UIC (5-18, 0-9 Horizon). The Flames’ losing streak stretched to 12 games as their bid for a first Horizon League ended well short against Valparaiso (14-10, 6-3), 70-46. Valparaiso senior LaVonte Dority...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso beats Illinois-Chicago 70-46

LaVonte Dority scored a career-high 33 points to lead Valparaiso to a 70-46 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. Dority was a one-man show, nearly outscoring the rest of the Crusaders (14-10, 6-3 Horizon) combined, finishing 10 of 15 from the field, 8 of 10 from the line and sinking 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Lexus Williams added nine points. Dority scored 22...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso surges late past Illinois-Chicago 87-72

Keith Carter scored 19 points and LaVonte Dority added 14 with six assists to power Valparaiso past Illinois-Chicago 87-72 in a Horizon Conference opener for both teams Thursday night. The Crusaders (9-7, 1-0 Horizon) erased an eight-point halftime deficit and were within one midway through the second half. Dority drilled two free throws- the second putting Valparaiso on top- and...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Valparaiso routs Southeastern (Fla.) 89-46

LaVonte Dority scored 18 points and Alec Peters added 16 as Valparaiso routed Southeastern (Fla.) 89-46 on Saturday as part of the UCF Holiday Classic. Valparaiso (8-5) scored the game's first nine points and led 22-2 midway through the first half. The Crusaders shot 55 percent from the field and were 15 of 24 from beyond the arc. Dority and Peters each went 4 of 5 on 3-pointers...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Saint Louis narrowly defeats Valparaiso 67-65

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Dwayne Evans scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds in helping Saint Louis squeeze by Valparaiso 67-65 on Saturday night.Grandy Glaze added 14 points for Saint Louis.St. Louis (8-2) led 39-30 at intermission due in part to Valpo's 13 turnovers, but the Crusaders (6-5) took care of the ball in the second half and narrowed the deficit to four points (62-58)...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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