WAYNE – Just two days later after suffering a 71-66 road loss at Nebraska-Kearney, the Wayne State College men’s basketball team played host to the Lopers Sunday afternoon.
From Rice Auditorium on the campus of Wayne State College, the Wildcat men competed in their second contest in three days with in-state rivals Nebraska-Kearney.
The ‘Cats took a 36-31 lead into the locker room where they kept the lead and extended it. WSC outscored UNK 46-41 in the second half for the 82-72 win. Wayne State College and Nebraska-Kearney are both now 1-1 on the season.
Junior guard Vance Janssen paced all scorers with 20 points on 6-9 shooting from the field, including one three and a perfect 7-7 at the foul line. WSC also had double figure scoring from junior guard Kendall Jacks with 15 points and 11 points each from senior guard Brian Goodwin and sophomore center Tony Bonner. Goodwin also paced the ‘Cats on the boards with eight followed by five each from Jacks and Bonner.
WSC shot 28-61 (45.9%) from the floor, 3-7 (41.7%) from behind the arc and 21-25 (84%) from the foul line.
After finishing with a double-double on Saturday, Trey Lansman earned another double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ty Danielson led the Lopers in scoring with 17 points as Trey Yahsua added another 15.
UNK went 23-56 (41.1%) from the field, 9-21 (42.9%) from the three-point line and 17-20 (85%) at the charity stripe.
The Wayne State College men’s basketball team will next host Barclay College (KS) on Friday, November 17 at 7 p.m. before opening NSIC play at Rice on Monday, November 20 with Augustana University coming to town. UNK is next in action on Wednesday hosting Chadron State College at 7 p.m.