Valparaiso 111, Indiana-Northwest 64

Brandon Wood scored 20 points and Valparaiso beat

Indiana-Northwest 111-64 in the season opener Friday.

Ryan Broekhoff had 18 points, six rebounds, and Howard Little

scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds for the Crusaders.

Cory Johnson added 17 points.

The Crusaders shot 18 of 26 from the free-throw line.

Indiana-Northwest had 15 turnovers in the first half that

Valparaiso turned into 22 points.

Valparaiso kept a comfortable lead throughout, starting with a

20-point edge with 11:03 to go in the first half. Twice near end of

the second half, the Crusaders had a 48-point lead.

Keith Dean lead the Red Hawks in scoring with 21 points, and

Carl Hampton added 12 points.