Valpo dominates Grace en route to 90-59 win
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP)—Samuel Haanpaa made 7-of-8 free throws and led four players in double figures with 15 as Valparaiso dominated Grace en route to a 90-59 victory Monday night.
Brandon McPherson and Jarryd Loyd had 14 each and Bryan Bouchie 11 for the Crusaders (1-0), who took a 4-3 lead after falling behind 3-0 early in the first period and never trailed again.
Marcus Moore led Grace with 11. Michael Wienhorst and David Henry had 10 each. Henry went 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.
Valpo, which led 45-38 at halftime, outrebounded Grace 48-37.
Grace (2-1) narrowed the margin to 45-41 on a Wienhorst 3-pointer just after the break, but the Crusaders answered with an 8-0 run and steadily extended their lead throughout the second half.