WAYNE – The first of two home games this week began Tuesday evening for the Wayne State College men’s basketball team hosting an in-state opponent from Seward.
The ‘Cats entertained Concordia (NE) at Rice Auditorium in a non-conference outing.
After only holding a five-point lead at the half, WSC then outscored the Bulldogs 51-34 in the final 20 minutes to win 92-70. Wayne State improves to 2-5 while it was an exhibition game for Concordia (NE) who remains 5-1 overall (1-1 GPAC).
Five players hit double figure numbers led by a dominate double-double from Jordan Janssen with 20 points and 16 rebounds (six offensive) on 8-12 shooting from the field (4-7 FT). Janssen also led the team in assists with three and tacked on four blocks in 30 minutes of work. Nick Ferrarini followed with 19 points (6-13 FG/3-7 3PT/4-4 FT); Al’Tavius Jackson added 15 points and five boards (7-15 FG/0-2 3PT/1-2 FT); Nate Mohr had 14 points (5-10 FG/2-4 3PT/2-2 FT) and Henry Penner finished with 10 points and six rebounds (4-4 FG/2-2 3PT).
Nate Thayer and Nate Mohr both tallied two assists; Ben Dentlinger also had four blocks and Jackson led the team in steals (three). Other scoring came from Nate Thayer (seven), Ben Dentlinger (five) and Prince Chukwuma (two).
WSC finished 36-63 (57.1%) from the field, 8-17 (47.1%) from behind the arc and 12-16 (75%) from the foul line.
Concordia leaders went to Tanner Shuck with 21 points and Carter Kent adding 10 points while nine other Bulldogs scored between 2 – 6 points.
The game also featured 10 lead changes and four ties as the ‘Cats won the battle in the paint (48-20).
The Wayne State men are back at home this Friday, November 22 entertaining Central Missouri at 7 p.m. Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage on the Wildcat Sports Network set for 6:30 p.m.