VALPARAISO, Indiana (Ticker) -- Erica Valek had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals in 30 minutes, leading fifth-ranked Purdue to an 89-59 victory over intrastate rival Valparaiso.
Valek missed just once in five attempts from the field and was 5-of-5 at the foul line. But she watched her teammates turn the game into a rout with a 16-2 run early in the first half that opened a 17-point lead for the Boilermakers (8-1).
Mary Jo Noon, Shereka Wright and Shinika Parks scored four points apiece during the burst, with Wright's layup capping the run and giving Purdue a 30-13 advantage with eight minutes remaining before halftime.
Valparaiso (1-5), which dropped its third straight, got no closer than 11 points the rest of the way and the Boilermakers led by as many as 33 points in the waning seconds.
Noon, Camille Cooper and Shalicia Hurns netted 13 points apiece for Purdue, which has won five straight since its lone loss of the season to then-No. 8 Louisiana Tech on November 20.
The Boilermakers shot 54.5 percent (30-of-55) compared to 34 percent (17-of-50) by the Crusaders, who committed 27 turnovers.
Valparaiso was 5-of-20 from beyond the arc and sent Purdue to the foul line 34 times, where it made 27 of the attempts.
Amber Schober led the Crusaders with 13 points and six rebounds.
Kathryn Knoester and Carie Wickham contributed 10 points apiece.