SHAWNEE, OK –After both Wayne State College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University suffered Friday night losses, the two teams competed Saturday evening for day two of the NSIC/GAC Challenge.
Back at the Noble Complex in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the Wildcat men’s basketball team took on Southeastern Oklahoma State.
Southeastern Oklahoma State hit 57.14% of their second half shots and pulled away from WSC for the 80-64 victory. The Storm improved to 1-1 while Wayne State College fell to 0-2.
Southeastern Oklahoma State held a 34-29 first half lead and outscored the Wildcats, 46-35 in the final 20 minutes. Final again favored the Storm, 80-64.
Sean Stokes paced WSC in scoring with 19 points and a block (6-15 FG/5-10 3PT/2-2 FT) followed by a double-double from Jordan Janssen with 18 points and 11 boards to go along with a block (8-16 FG/2-3 FT).
Other scoring came from Alec Millender with nine points; Ben Dentlinger (one block and three boards) and Justin Eagins both finished with six points; Jay Saunders added four points and a team-high five assists as Zach LaFave had two points. Cody McCullogh recorded a team-high two steals and had six rebounds.
The Wildcats finished 26-72 (36.1%) from the field, 6-23 (26.1%) from behind the arc and 6-9 (66.7%) at the foul line.
Five players from Southeastern Oklahoma State finished with double figures led by Jett Sternberger with 16 points.
Southeastern Oklahoma State shot 29-59 (49.2%) from the floor, 6-21 (28.6%) from the three-point line and 16-22 (72.7%) at the charity stripe.
1st 2nd Final:
29 35 64 – WSC
34 46 80 – SEOK
The Wayne State College men’s basketball team will next host six straight games including two NSIC outings from November 16 to December 2. WSC will entertain Bellevue on Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.