Recap: Valparaiso vs. Green Bay
Valparaiso, IN (Sports Network) - Ryan Broekhoff scored 19 points and cleared nine rebounds as the Crusaders of Valparaiso posted a 73-61 win over the Green Bay Phoenix in Horizon League action at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Also scoring in double figures for the Crusaders (16-5, 6-1 HL) were Kevin Van Wijk and Matt Kenney with 12 and 10 points, respectively, the latter adding nine rebounds of his own as the team won for the sixth straight game.
Green Bay (10-10, 4-3) was paced by Alec Brown who tallied 18 points, while Keifer Sykes responded with 15 and Brennan Cougill 12 points and seven boards off the bench as the Phoenix had a four-game win streak snapped.
Both teams shot below 40 percent from the floor in the first half, but even with just 4-of-14 shooting beyond the arc in the frame, it was Valpo that moved out to a 34-31 advantage at the break.
In the second half the Crusaders again struggled on the perimeter, 2-of-7, but maintained their distance by hitting 19-of-22 at the free-throw line.
In addition to holding Green Bay to 4-of-17 shooting behind the 3-point line and forcing the team into 16 turnovers, the hosts also held a 27-17 margin at the charity stripe.Game Notes