CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — LaVonte Dority scored a career-high 33 points to lead Valparaiso to a 70-46 win over the University of Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.
Dority was a one-man show, nearly outscoring the rest of the Crusaders (14-10, 6-3 Horizon) combined, finishing 10 of 15 from the field, 8 of 10 from the line and sinking 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Lexus Williams added nine points.
Dority scored 22 points in the first half alone, hitting from inside the paint, from the line and from 3-point range to help put Valparaiso up 36-23 at the break. Early in the second, Dority and Bobby Capobianco combined for three 3-pointers in under two minutes for a 47-30 Crusaders lead.
Valparaiso held on to a double-digit advantage for the remainder of the game.
Jake Wiegand, Marc Brown and Kelsey Barlow each scored eight points for the Roadrunners (5-18, 0-9). UIC remains winless in the Horizon League.