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.