WAYNE – For a second straight day the Wayne State College men’s basketball team was in front of the home crowd during the NSIC/GAC Challenge.
Back at Rice Auditorium on the camps of Wayne State College, WSC welcomed in Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday.
The Wildcats picked up the weekend split thanks to a 68-58 victory. WSC is now 1-1 on the season as Oklahoma Baptists fell to 0-2.
Oklahoma Baptist led 32-31 at the break before WSC won the second half, 37-26. Final favored Wayne State College, 68-58.
Jordan Janssen (8-19 FG/5-6 FT) recorded a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds to go along with an assist; Nate Mohr (5-15 FG/4-12 3PT/3-3 FT) added 17 points and two assists; Justin Eagins (3-12 FG/2-4 3PT/2-2 FT) tallied 10 points, five rebounds and four assists as Jay Saunders (4-7 FG/1-2 3PT/1-2 FT) had 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Other scoring from Cody McCullough with eight points, 10 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal as Noah Erickson tacked on two points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals. Nick Ferrarini had two rebounds and one assist as Sean Stokes added one rebound.
The Wayne State men shot 24-63 (38.1%) from the field, 7-21 (33.3%) from behind the arc and 13-15 (86.7%) at the foul line.
Oklahoma Baptist leaders were Paul King (9-20 FG/3-7 3PT/2-3 FT) with 23 points, four rebounds and four assists; Trey Doomes (8-18 FG/1-4 3PT/0-1 FT) added 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal as D.J. Freeman (5-8 FG/0-1 3 PT/1-3 FT) finished with 11 points, nine rebounds, three steals and one block.
Oklahoma Baptist finished 24-61 (39.3%) from the floor, 5-23 (21.7%) from the three-point line and 5-9 (55.6%) from the charity stripe.
Earlier in the evening, MSU Moorhead (2-0) won 83-76 over Southeastern Oklahoma State (1-1).
The Wayne State College men will next host York University on Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m.