Balanced Crusaders beat IPFW 74-64

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP)—Jake Diebler and Jarryd Loyd scored 10 points each to lead a balanced Crusaders attack as Valparaiso beat IPFW 74-64 Thursday night.

Four other Crusaders combined for 34 points as Valparaiso (2-0) went 24-of-48 from the field and 9-of-15 from 3-point range.

Diebler and Loyd each shot 3-of-4 from the charity stripe, helping Valpo to a 68 percent mark on free throws.

The Crusaders, who never trailed, led by as many as 17 on a dunk by Little that made it 68-51 with 4:45 left in the second half. The Mastodons got no closer than 10 after that.

Jakari Johnson had 18 points to lead IPFW (0-2), which shot 22-of-48 from the field and 4-of-15 from beyond the arc. Jaraun Burrows had 15 and DeWitt Scott and Demetrius Johnson 13 each.

The Mastodons outrebounded the Crusaders 29-28 and shot 69.6 percent from the free-throw line.

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3-6,  10 Pts
2 Rebs, 6 Assists
J. Johnson J. Johnson
7-12,  18 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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