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Valor Men Playing Well Despite Recent Injuries

The Warriors posted back to back wins in the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday break. This was despite two serious injuries that have sidelined both players. The first player to be taken off the court was freshman starter Elias Beacom of Charleston, WV. Only four minutes into their match-up with NCAA Division III North Central College of Naperville, IL (a 2013 Final Four team and the 2013-2014 pre-season #5), Elias broke his hand. He will be sidelined four to six weeks. The second Warrior injury occurred at home in The Cave while playing in their first OCAC game of the season versus Clark State Community College. Sophomore Tyler Watts of Dayton, OH, suffered a dislocated shoulder when he hit the floor after a mid-air collision.

Watts' injury occurred in what was a tight game up to half time, the Warriors hitting the locker room with only a one point lead (35 - 34). However, the Warriors tenacious defense in the second half held the Eagles to only 21 points in the last 20 minutes of play. Freshman Rashad Branch of San Antonio, TX, came off the bench when Watts was sidelined. His final stats -- 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists, and NO turnovers -- show how he came off the bench and stepped up his overall season performance with a great effort. However, he was not the only freshman to help push the Warriors to victory over Clark State. Freshman Cole Shull of Charleston, WV, shot 100% from the 3 point arc; he was five for five for a total of 15 points. Lastly, freshman Victor Boggs of Waynesville, OH, added 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Valor vs Clark State (70 - 55)
Top Stats

Co-Captain Andrew Douby of Brooklyn, NY — 30 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 blocked shot
Co-Captain Jordan Washington of Bakersfield, CA — 20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, & 2 steals

After the Clark State victory Valor went on the road to Cedarville University. The Warriors met the Yellow Jackets in what was a packed field house, full of fans from both schools. For the second game in a row the leaders on the court and in the stats were co-captains Andrew Douby and Jordan Washington. Double doubles were the name of the game for them that night. In addition, two freshmen once again contributed significantly to the final outcome. George Gladden of Columbus, OH, came off the bench to make his mark with 8 points, 3 assists and 14 rebounds. Rashad Branch added 2 points, 2 blocked shots, and 2 assists and according to Coach Lisa Bradley, it was "Rashad's defensive performance that was the game changer, sparking the Warriors to 77 - 66 victory."

Valor vs Cedarville University (77 - 66)
Top Stats

Co-Captain Andrew Douby — 35 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals
Co-Captain Jordan Washington — 20 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocked shots, & 2 steals

The next contest for the Valor Warriors is coming up this Monday, December 9th in The Cave. They will be hosting the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Cougars. Plan to make a night of it... Paint up your face. Practice your yell. Push the Warriors to another victory.

2013-2014
Overall Stats

Valor Christian College Warriors — 4-2 record; #9 in the nation (USCAA Division II)

Andrew Douby — ranked #1 in nation in scoring with 29.2 points per game
Jordan Washington — ranked #2 in nation in rebounds with 11.7 per game
Victor Boggs — ranked #3 in nation in Field Goal Percentage with 68.4%
Latest News

Valor College Athletics releases the 2013-2014 schedules for both men’s and women’s basketball today! Valor Warriors Schedule: Valor Lady Warriors Schedule

The Warriors will have their most competitive schedule in the history of men’s basketball at Valor. They will be playing 5 NCAA Division II and 7 NAIA teams. The men will also be participating in 4 classic tournaments, which include North Central University (Chicago, IL), University of Virginia – Lynchburg, Victory University (Memphis, TN) and Northwood University (West Palm Beach, FL). Coach Bradley will have a full roster with players from 9 different states. She is expecting 25 exciting regular season games and wants to be sure all Warrior fans start getting ready now for the season kick-off in November.

The Lady Warriors are starting their second season this fall. They too have a competitive schedule of play set. Coach Rick White is busy finalizing his roster and has already recruited three transfer student athletes with great stats! All of the Lady Warriors’ games will be double headers with the men and will include both OCAC and USCAA conference games.

Be expecting!
Facilities
The Cave at Bradley Hall

The Cave at Bradley Hall, a place where giant killers dwell, was dedicated in 2002. It is a state-of-the-art facility with three full courts and a seating capacity of up to 2500.

Most recently, Bradley Hall was the site for the 2010 Basketball Championships of the Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC).
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