posttrib
PICTURESQUE 
Weather Updates

Women’s basketball: Valpo heads to face Detroit

Women’s
basketball

Valpo (8-12, 3-4) AT DETROIT (12-8, 5-3)

When: 1 p.m. today

Radio: 95.1-FM

The Skinny: Senior Gina Lange knocked down a layup with 0.6 seconds left to force overtime and Valparaiso outscored Cleveland State 17-9 in the extra frame to notch a thrilling victiory earlier this week. Junior Tabitha Gerardot also had another record-setting night, pulling down a career-best 19 rebounds and tallying 32 points for her seventh double-double of the season.

A win over Detroit on Saturday would pull the Crusaders back to .500 in the conference with the second half of the Horizon League season just around the corner. Valparaiso is 5-10 all-time against Detroit after losing both contests last season. The Crusaders gave the Titans quite a battle in their 48-42 loss at home last season but struggled in their 68-52 loss at Calihan Hall. Valparaiso is hoping to end a three-game losing streak to Detroit.

Doing that would mean stopping leading scorer Shareta Brown, who is leading the conference with 22.3 points per contest; she’s also grabbing 9.5 boards a night. Teammates Demeisha Fambro (11.2 ppg.) and Yar Shayok (9.1 rpg.) are just as dangerous and will need to be shut down for the Crusaders to be successful.

— Ryan Haskell,
Post-Tribune correspondent

Updated: March 10, 2013 6:48AM





© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.