ORANGE, CA – After having a lead and allowing #23 Concordia-Irvine to come back and win Saturday night’s game, the Wayne State College men’s basketball team closed out their time in California with a Texas team.
Back in Orange, California Sunday evening, WSC took on Texas Permian Basin during the CCA Division II Tip-off Classic.
UT-Permian Basin took the early first half lead of 37-28 while extending their margin 45-34 in the second half. Final favored Texas Permian Basin 82-62 to improve to 1-2 as the ‘Cats dropped to 0-3. Wayne State lost Friday’s game to Ferris (100-78) and lost 75-73 to #23 Concordia-Irvine Saturday.
Jordan Janssen posted his second double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds followed by Ben Dentlinger adding 12 points and nine boards to go along with two blocks and two steals.
Nate Mohr finished with 11 points; Nick Ferrarini tallied seven points; Al’Tavius Jackson and Henry Penner both scored six points as Nate Thayer totaled three points.
The ‘Cats shot 22-64 (34.4%) from the field, 4-25 (16%) from behind the arc and 14-20 (70%) from the foul line. Wayne State scored 22 points in the paint, had 13 points from 16 offensive rebounds, 10 points off 12 turnovers forced, nine bench points and just four fast break points. The Wildcats trailed the entire game getting down at most by 27 with 1:39 left in competition.
The Wayne State College men’s basketball team will next travel to Shawnee, Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday, November 8-9. WSC will face East Central (OK) at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Oklahoma Baptist at 7:30 p.m. Saturday during the NSIC/GAC Challenge.