MARSHALL, MN – After continuing their road winning streak Friday evening, the Wayne State College men’s basketball team returned to the road at Southwest Minnesota State.
Back at R/A Facility in Marshall, Minnesota, WSC closed out the weekend with SMSU on Saturday.
Following a 40-35 first half advantage, WSC outscored SMSU 34-21 in the second half to win 74-56. Wayne State improves to 6-0 in road games as they’re now 9-5 (9-3 NSIC) while the Mustangs fell to 2-7 (0-5 NSIC).
Four Wildcats poured in double figures led by the double-double machine of junior Jordan Janssen with 14 points and 13 rebounds (6-12 FG/2-4 FT). Redshirt freshman Justin Eagins added 13 points, four assists and three steals (5-10 FG/2-3 3PT/1-1 FT), junior Nate Mohr had 12 points (5-9 FG/0-2 3PT/2-2 FT) as freshman Alec Millender finished with 10 points (3-8 FG/2-5 3PT/2-2 FT).
Other scoring came from senior Ben Dentlinger and freshman Cody McCullough both had six points, freshman Jay Saunders (eight rebounds) and junior Henry Penner both poured in five points as junior Nate Thayer tallied three points.
WSC shot 30-57 (52.6%) from the floor, 7-16 (43.8%) from behind the arc and 7-9 (77.8%) from the foul line.
SMSU leaders were Sam Schwartz with 13 points and Grant Kramer had 11 points.
The Mustangs finished 21-56 (37.5%) from the field, 9-22 (40.9%) from the three-point line and 5-9 (55.6%) from the charity stripe.
1st 2nd Final:
40 34 74 – WSC
35 21 56 – SMSU
The Wayne State College men will next close out their regular season at Augustana University on Friday and Saturday, February 19-20.