Valparaiso scored on a rebound basket with 15 seconds remaining to take a 34-32 halftime lead over IPFW in the women's basketball game at the Gates Center on Tuesday.
Lexi Miller's put-back of Tabitha Gerardot's miss gave the Crusaders the halftime lead.
Junior Amanda Hyde is 5 of 9 from the floor and leads IPFW with 12 points.
Gerardot, the Canterbury product, leads Valpo with 11.
Both teams are shooting over .500 from the floor. Valparaiso is 14 of 27 for 52 percent, and the Mastodons own the same percentage on 12 of 23 shooting.