WINONA, MN – Over the next month the Wayne State College men’s basketball team will play six of eight games on the road as their series of games began Friday night.
From McCown Gymnasium in Winona, Minnesota, WSC competed with the Warriors where three of the last eight meetings between the two clubs have gone to overtime and all three overtime games were Wildcat victories.
With 10 ties and five lead changes, Wayne State College held on for the road win, 58-57. The Wildcat men improve 5-4 (5-2 NSIC) while the Warriors fell to 3-3 (1-2 NSIC).
Both teams scored 29 points in the first half as Wayne State edge WSU, 29-28 in the second half to hang on the for one-point victory.
Junior Jordan Janssen recorded his 32nd career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds (4-13 FG/3-3 FT). Junior Nate Mohr added 10 points (4-11 FG/2-7 3PT) as did junior Henry Penner with 10 points (4-8 FG/2-6 3PT).
Other scoring came from redshirt freshman Justin Eagins with nine points and five assists, freshman Alec Millender and Cody McCullough both scored six points, senior Ben Detlinger finished with four points as freshman Jay Saunders had two points.
WSC shot 24-61 (39.3%) from the field, 7-22 (31.8%) from the three-point line and 3-4 (75%) from the foul line.
Winona State leaders came from Kevion Taylor with 22 points and nine rebounds as well as Owen King with 10 points.
The Warriors finished 20-43 (46.5%) from the floor, 4-18 (22.2%) from behind the arc and 13-17 (76.5%) at the charity stripe.
1st 2nd Final:
29 29 58 – WSC
29 28 57 – WSU
The Wayne State College men are back in action Saturday late afternoon at 2 p.m. at Winona State University.