Home Opener In The Books For Wayne State Men, Cruise To 74-40 Victory

Home Opener In The Books For Wayne State Men, Cruise To 74-40 Victory
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – Over the course of the next two and a half weeks, the Wayne State College men’s basketball team will play six games in front of the home crowd which began Tuesday night.

From Rice Auditorium, WSC entertained Bellevue, a NAIA team from Bellevue, Nebraska. The game was an exhibition contest for Bellevue.

The Wildcats built a 44-23 lead at the half and outscored Bellevue 30-17 in the final 20 minutes. The final favored Wayne State College winning 74-40 to improve to 1-2.

The Bruins remained 3-4 and will next travel to La Cross, Wisconsin to face the College of the Ozarks and Cardinal Stritch on Friday, November 19 – Saturday, November 20.

Wildcat leaders were Jordan Janssen with 17 points, five rebound and four steals (8-12 FG/1-2 FT) followed by Justin Eagins with 12 points, five steals and three assists (5-7 FG/1-2 3PT/1-2 FT).

Sean Stoke recorded seven point; while six-point scorers were Ben Dentlinger (five boards/two blocks), Nate Mohr, Cody McCullough (team-high six boards) and Nate Thayer; Alex Millender and Shea Sweetland added three points each as two point scoring came from Jay Saunders (four assists) and Zach LaFave (four boards).

The Wildcats also scored 38 points off of 31 Bruin turnovers.

WSC shot 29-57 (50.9%) from the field, 7-17 (41.2%) from the arc and 9-14 (64.3%) from the foul line.


Bellevue University was led in scoring by Eric Pierce with 11 points.

The Bruins finished 16-42 (38.1%) from the floor, 2-12 (16.7%) from behind the three-point line and 6-8 (75%) at the charity stripe.

The Wayne State College men will next join the women’s program both being in action on Friday, November 19. The Wildcat men will host Simpson at 7:30 p.m. after the Wayne State women host Black Hills State at 5:30 and the WSC women will also host Chadron Sate on Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m.