Valparaiso 63, IPFW 47

Kevin Van Wijk had 16 points and four blocked shots Saturday to

lead Valparaiso to a 63-47 victory over IPFW.

Brandon Wood added 12 points for the Crusaders (7-4) and Cory

Johnson had 11.

Jeremy Mixon had 14 points and Brandon Gaines 12 for IPFW (7-3),

which had its six-game winning streak snapped.

Wood scored the first four points of the game for Valparaiso,

which never trailed and closed the half on a 13-1 run to go up

39-21 at the intermission.

The Crusaders, who shot 47 percent from the field, led by as

many as 26 in the second half. IPFW shot just 26 percent, including

3 of 14 on 3-point attempts.