Recap: Ball State vs. Valparaiso
Muncie, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - LaVonte Dority had 16 points as the Valparaiso Crusaders cruised to victory over the Ball State Cardinals, 69-50, in a non-conference contest at Worthen Arena.
Jubril Adekoya scored 12 points and brought down eight rebounds for Valparaiso (6-4).
Mark Alstork led Ball State (2-5) with 11 points. Jesse Berry chipped in 10 points as the only starter in double figures for the hosts.
Ball State's poor shooting allowed the Crusaders to take a 31-20 lead into the break. The Cardinals shot a meager 20.7 percent from the field and made only 1-of-10 shots from 3-point range. Valparaiso converted 41.2 percent of its field goal tries in the period.
The visitors improved after the intermission by making an impressive 59.1 percent of its field goal attempts and went 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. The Cardinals improved from 3-point range by going 3-of-6, but still only managed to shoot 34.8 from the floor.
The Crusaders won despite being outscored 20-15 on points off turnovers. Valparaiso did however dominate inside by edging Ball State, 40-18, in points in the paint.Game Notes