Valparaiso 63, IPFW 47

Published Dec. 18, 2010 11:02 p.m. EST

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.