Valpo overcomes Peters absence to beat WSU

Wright State junior guard Mark Alstork drives to the basket against Valparaiso on Friday night at the Nutter Center. TIM ZECHAR / CONTRIBUTED
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Wright State junior guard Mark Alstork drives to the basket against Valparaiso on Friday night at the Nutter Center. TIM ZECHAR / CONTRIBUTED

Even without Horizon League leading scorer and rebounder Alec Peters, Valparaiso was too much for Wright State as the Crusaders clinched at least a share of their fifth Horizon League regular-season title in the last six year with an 84-74 win at the Nutter Center.

Peters, who averages 23.0 points and 10.1 rebounds, missed the game with a lower leg injury, snapping his streak of 134 consecutive starts.

But senior guard Shane Hammink scored a career-high 25 points as the Crusaders improved to 24-6 overall and 14-3 in the league.

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Alstork scores 1,000th point

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They lead Oakland by one game heading into Sunday’s finale.

The Raiders committed a season-high 21 turnovers and fell to 19-11, 10-7 despite 28 points from Mark Alstork as he eclipsed 1,000 during his two seasons at WSU.

Steven Davis added 14 points, while Grant Benzinger had 12 for the Raiders, who wrap the regular season Sunday at home against Illinois-Chicago.

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