Wayne State Splits Home Weekend With Sunday Wins

WAYNE – Following a pair of home losses for the Wayne State College basketball teams Saturday, WSC was looking to bounce back on their third Sunday game of the season.

From Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College, the ‘Cats hosted Concordia-St. Paul.

During the women’s game, Wayne State went on a 7-0 run to open the game before leading 20-9 after a quarter of play. Both teams scored 17 second quarter points as WSC stayed ahead 37-26. The ‘Cats then won the second half scoring over Concordia-St. Paul (14-10) in the third and (20-13) in the fourth. Final saw the ‘Cats defeat CSP 71-49 to now sit 13-7 (8-6 NSIC) as the Golden Bears are 14-5 (10-4 NSIC).

Both Erin Norling (seven boards) and Halley Busse (six boards) posted 18 points to lead WSC in scoring. Andrea Larson added nine points and a team-high 14 boards, Brittany Bongartz picked up eight points and Taylor Wangerin poured in six points. Haley Vesey provided four points, three-point scorers were Maggie Lowe and Autumn Mlinar as Kylie Hammer tacked on two points.

WSC finished 22-56 (39.9%) from the field, 6-16 (37.5%) from behind the arc and 21-27 (77.9%) at the foul line.

Lindsay Dorr recorded a double-double for CSP with 18 points and 10 boards. Anna Schmitt added 13 points.

The Golden Bears shot 18-70 (25.7%) from the floor, 1-22 (4.5%) from the three-point line and 12-18 (66.7%) at the charity stripe.

Scoring by quarter:

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

9   17  26    10   13  49 – Concordia-St. Paul

20 17  37    14   20  71 – Wayne State College

In the men’s game, both teams went back-and-forth before WSC took a 36-33 lead into the locker room. Wayne State then built a 12-point lead late in the game as the contest featured 15 lead changes and six ties. But, the ‘Cats held on for the 77-68 victory to improve to 15-5 (10-4 NSIC) and remain tied for first (MSU-Mankato) in the South Division while the Golden Bears fell to 8-12 (3-11 NSIC).

Kendal Jacks paced all Wildcats in scoring with 21 points while grabbing six boards. Jordan Janssen posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards, Trevin Joseph added 13 points and three assists while Vance Janssen tallied 10 points and four assists. Nick Ferrarini recorded eight points and eight boards, five points from Al’Tavius Jackson, Nate Thayer with a three and Ben Dentlinger tacked on two points.

WSC shot 25-58 (43.1%) from the field, 6-20 (30%) from behind the arc and 21-24 (87.5%) from the foul line.

Isaiah McKay was the top Concordia-St. Paul scorer with 23 points. Double-doubles then came from Bryndan Matthews with 15 points and 10 boards as well as Cody Carlson with 13 points and 14 rebounds.

The Golden Bears finished 26-64 (40.6%) from the field, 6-25 (24%) from the three-point line and 10-11 (90.9%) from the charity stripe.

Scoring by half:

1st 2nd Final:

33  35  68 – Concordia-St. Paul

36  41  77 – Wayne State College

The Wayne State College women’s and men’s basketball teams will next visit University of Mary on Friday, February 1 and Minot State on Saturday, February 2.