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VALPO ENDS TITANS' SEASON.....Valparaiso 88, UDM 78, F 3/4/11
Posted on: 03-04-2011

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>>caption:   MINNERATH'S SIXTH


      Valparaiso defeated the
Detroit Titans 88-78 Friday
night in the Horizon LGE men's
basketball tournament quarter-finals, ending UDM's season.
      Valpo's Brandon Wood scored a game-high 30-P on 11-of-22 shooting
including 7-of-10 from 3-point range plus 1-for-1 at the free throw line.
      The Crusaders led 36-32 at the half. A 3-point play by UDM's Nick Minnerath
3:37 into the 2nd-H tied the game at 46. Valpo then went on a 7-0 mini run
with Wood scoring five of those points and Valparaiso led the rest of the way.
Detroit got as close as 69-67 on a Chris Blake layup with 6:04 remaining and
71-69 on a Ray McCallum Jr. layup with 4:42 to play. Three 3-pointers by Wood
and 1-of-2 Cory Johnson free throws boosted Valparaiso back to a comfortable
81-72 bulge with 1:48 left.        
      Ryan Broekhoff added 13-P and Johnson 11 for the Crusaders.
      Five Titans scored in double digits. Minnerath had 22-P, Jason Calliste 14-P,
Eli Holman 12-P with a game-high 11-RB, Blake 11-P and McCallum 10-P.
      Detroit ends its season 17-16 while Valparaiso moves on at 23-10 to play host
and top seeded Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Saturday night's semis.


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