Wildcat Men Prevail At UNK, Janssen And Mohr Both Drop 20+

Wildcat Men Prevail At UNK, Janssen And Mohr Both Drop 20+
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics. Janssen (left) and Mohr.

KEARNEY – An in-state DII men’s basketball showcase took over Saturday afternoon for Wayne State College.

From the Health & Sports Center in Kearney, the Wildcat men traveled to Nebraska-Kearney.

Wayne State College secured their third straight win thanks to a 77-67 road victory at UNK. WSC is now 3-1 while the Lopers had their two-game winning streak snapped and fell to 2-3.

Wayne State won the first half scoring, 37-34 and outscored the Lopers, 40-33 in the final 20 minutes. Final favored WSC over Nebraska-Kearney, 77-67.

Jordan Janssen recorded a team-high 25 points (6-10 FG/13-17 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block; Nate Mohr added 21 points (7-15 FG/5-11 3PT/2-2 FT), three boards and three assists as Justin Eagins finished with 13 points (5-10 FG/3-5 3PT), three rebounds, an assist and a steal.

Other scoring came from Jay Saunders (two rebounds/two assists/two steals) with eight points, Cody McCullough (six boards/two blocks/one steal) and Nick Ferrarini both had four points as David Harmon closed with two points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal.  Noah Erickson also had two rebounds and an assist.

Wayne State College finished 23-51 (45.1%) from the field, 10-23 (43.5%) from the three-point line and 21-25 at the foul line.

UNK leaders were Darrian Nebeker with 18 points (7-16 FG/1-4 3PT/3-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal; Tom Connelly with 11 points (3-5 FG/3-5 3PT/2-2 FT) and eight boards as Sean Evans added 10 points (4-11 FG/0-5 3PT/2-2 FT), five boards and an assist.

The Lopers shot 23-54 (42.6%) from the floor, 8-28 (28.6%) from behind the arc and 13-14 at the charity stripe.

The Wayne State College men will next join their women’s team to open league play at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Tuesday, November 22 at 5:30/7:30 p.m. Pregame show coverage of Wildcat basketball from the Sanford Pentagon will be at 5 p.m. (men’s first/followed by women’s game) on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com.