WINONA, MN – Following a one-point Friday night victory, the Wayne State College men’s basketball team had a bit more of a comfortable lead during their second game with Winona State University.
From McCown Gymnasium in Winona, Minnesota, WSC closed out a weekend sweep over the Warriors.
Wayne State won Friday’s game 58-57 and followed that up with an 84-78 Saturday win. The ‘Cats are now 6-4 (6-2 NSIC) and have gone 4-0 in road games. Winona State fell to 3-4 (1-3 NSIC).
WSC outscored the Warriors 45-36 in the opening half before Winona State edged the ‘Cats in the second half 42-32. Wayne State held on for the 84-78 victory.
Four Wildcats recorded double figures led by freshman Alec Millender with 21 points (5-7 FG/0-2 3PT/11-11 FT) and junior Nate Mohr adding 18 points (5-12 FG/5-9 3PT/3-4 FT). Junior Jordan Janssen tacked on his 33rd career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds (5-9 FG/2-7 FT) as redshirt freshman Justin Eagins poured in 10 points from the bench (3-8 FG/2-7 3PT/2-3 FT).
Other scoring came from freshman Cody McCullough with seven points while freshman Jay Saunders, senior Ben Dentlinger as well as Nate Thayer and Henry Penner all finished with four points. Assist leaders were McCullough and Millender with three each while McCullough also had three blocks with Dentlinger tacking on two as well.
WSC shot 26-48 (54.2%) from the floor, 8-23 (34.8%) from the three-point line and 24-32 (75%) at the foul line.
Warriors leaders were Kevion Taylor and Connor Dillon with 21 points each while Owen King tacked on 10 points.
WSU finished 25-56 (44.6%) from the field, 14-31 (45.2%) from behind the arc and 14-19 (73.7%) from the charity stripe.
1st 2nd Final:
45 39 84 – WSC
36 42 78 – WSU
The Wayne State College men will close out their home schedule with three weeks remaining in the regular season this weekend. WSC will host Sioux Falls at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5 and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 6.