Valparaiso 82, Bowling Green 79
Ryan Broekhoff scored 20 points and Jay Harris had 20 off the
bench as Valparaiso improved to 5-0 at home with an 82-79 victory
over Bowling Green on Saturday night.
Kevin Van Wijk had 16 points and Matt Kenney 12 for the
Crusaders (7-3), who shot 54.3 percent (25 of 46). Van Wijk went 12
of 14 from the foul line, and his two free throws with 1:44 to go
broke the game’s 10th and final tie for a 73-71 Valparaiso
A’uston Calhoun scored 25 for the Falcons (5-4). Jordon Crawford
added 22, Scott Thomas 14 and Dee Brown 10.
After Thomas’ 3-pointer pulled Bowling Green within 52-51 with
9:40 left, neither team led by more than two until Harris hit two
free throws for a 76-72 Valparaiso edge with 35 seconds to go.
Valparaiso notched its first victory ever over Bowling Green,
which is 8-1 in the series.