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Valpo women upend No. 21 Purdue

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

By TOM COYNE

AP Sports Writer

VALPARAISO -- Agnieszka Kulaga scored 17 points and Aimee Litka added 13, including a 3-pointer that ignited a 19-5 spurt to end the game and give Valparaiso a 71-60 victory over No. 21 Purdue, the third straight loss by the Boilermakers.

The Boilermakers (5-4) went up 55-52 when Brittany Rayburn, who led Purdue with 19 points, made a pair of free throws. But Litka hit her third 3-pointer of the game with 3:43 left to tie the score at 55.

Sylwia Zabielewicz converted on a three-point play with 2:31 left to give Valparaiso a 58-56 lead. Then Whitney Farris scored inside with 1:39 left, and the Crusaders (4-2) hit 11 of 12 free throws down the stretch.

Launa Hochstetler added 13 points for Valparaiso, which beat Purdue for the first time in 11 tries. Lakisha Freeman added 15 for Purdue and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scored 10.

VALPARAISO 71, No. 21 PURDUE 60

PURDUE (5-4)

Freeman 5-16 4-5 15, Wisdom-Hylton 4-12 2-4 10, Campbell 3-10 0-0 6, Howell 0-6 0-0 0, Malone 0-2 1-2 1, Bogdanova 1-3 0-0 3, Rayburn 5-12 7-8 19, Guyton 1-2 2-2 4, Poston 1-1 0-1 2, Garriga 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-64 16-22 60.

VALPARAISO (4-2)

Kenney 3-10 3-4 9, Litka 4-8 2-2 13, Zabielewicz 2-4 1-3 5, Kulaga 3-10 9-10 17, La.Hochstetler 3-12 7-9 13, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Le.Hochstetler 0-0 0-0 0, Farris 2-8 4-5 8, Emig 1-4 4-6 6. Totals 18-56 30-39 71.

Halftime--Purdue 34-30. 3-Point Goals--Purdue 4-16 (Rayburn 2-8, Freeman 1-2, Bogdanova 1-3, Malone 0-1, Howell 0-2), Valparaiso 5-10 (Litka 3-5, Kulaga 2-2, La.Hochstetler 0-3). Fouled Out--Campbell, Kenney, Wisdom-Hylton. Rebounds--Purdue 47 (Campbell 13), Valparaiso 46 (Kulaga 8). Assists--Purdue 13 (Malone 6), Valparaiso 10 (La.Hochstetler 4). Total Fouls--Purdue 30, Valparaiso 19. A--1,374.



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