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Peters scores 30, Valparaiso defeats Cleveland State 78-67

CLEVELAND (AP) Alec Peters scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half and Valparaiso overcame a slow start to win its third-straight game, 78-67 over Cleveland State on Saturday.

Tevonn Walker made all 10 of his free throws and added 14 points for the Crusaders (14-4, 4-1 Horizon League). Walker and Peters, who was 10 of 13 from the line, both had nine rebounds as Valpo had a 43-25 advantage on the boards. Valparaiso also made 32 of 37 free throws - 20 of 24 in the second half - for a 15 point advantage from the line.

The Crusaders started 1 of 11 from the field and trailed 16-4 nearing the midway point of the first half. They battled back and tied it at 27 on a 3-pointer at the 4:03 mark. Peters followed with a free throw and a pair of baskets to help build a 34-28 lead at the half.

The lead reached 17 on several occasions in the second half before the Vikings got within 68-64 on a Bobby Word 3 with 3:21 to play. Valpo scored nine straight to regain control.

Rob Edwards had 22 points and Word 14 for Cleveland State (5-13, 1-5).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo Valparaiso 15-18 66.8 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo Cleveland State 10-21 74.2 PPG 38.2 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
21
D. Smits 12.2 PPG 5.7 RPG 0.8 APG 59.4 FG%
1
T. Appleby 17.2 PPG 3.7 RPG 5.6 APG 42.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB