Valparaiso routs Loyola of Chicago 69-48

CHICAGO (AP)—Jay Harris scored 18 points and Valparaiso rolled to a 69-48 victory over Loyola of Chicago Thursday night.

Ben Boggs and Kevin Van Wijk scored 14 points apiece, while Ryan Broekhoff had 13 points and eight rebounds for Valparaiso (13-7, 6-2 Horizon).

Loyola scored the game’s first basket, but the Crusaders scored the next eight points and led by double digits for the last 26 minutes of the game.

The Crusaders shot 57 percent from the field, led 38-22 at halftime and by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Jordan Hicks scored 13 points to lead the Ramblers (5-13, 0-8), who have lost six straight. Christian Thomas scored 11, making all five field-goal tries.

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Updated Thursday, Jan 19, 2012