MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- LaVonte Dority scored 16 points to lead a hot-shooting
Valparaiso offense in a 69-50 victory over Ball State on Wednesday night.
Valparaiso (6-4) shot 48.2 percent (27 of 56) from the field and closed the
first half on a 12-0 run after Ball State took its only lead of the game at
Jesse Berry’s 3-pointer gave Ball State (2-5) the lead, but the Cardinals
went scoreless in the final 5 minutes of the half and Dority’s 3-pointer
with 29 seconds left sent the Crusaders to half with a 31-20 advantage.
Valparaiso never surrendered its double-digit lead in the second half, led
by Dority with 13 second-half points. The Crusaders shot 59.1 percent from
the field in the half.
Jubril Adekoya scored 12 points for Valparaiso. Lexus Williams, Clay Yeo and
Jordan Coleman each added 9.
Mark Alstork scored 11 points for the Cardinals and Berry had 10.