Balanced attack carries WSC men’s basketball in win over Waldorf
Wayne State used 53.8 percent shooting and four players in double figures to defeat Waldorf University 84-56 Tuesday evening in a non-conference men’s college basketball game played at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. The Wildcats improve to 2-1 on the year while the contest was an exhibition game for the 3-3 Warriors.
Waldorf held a 10-8 lead on the Wildcats six minutes into the contest.
A 7-0 run by the Wildcats – Vance Janssen 3-pointer, dunk by Kendall Jacks and layup from Al’Tavius Jackson gave WSC a 15-10 lead at the 12:36 mark.
The Warriors rallied and forced a pair of ties at 15-15 and 17-17, but WSC took the lead for good scoring the next eight points and took their first double digit lead on a Nate Mohr 3-pointer for a 30-19 advantage before finishing the first half with a 33-23 lead.
Waldorf was still within eight at 37-29 with 16:10 to play, but Wayne State put the game out of reach with a 19-7 run over the next 6:13 to take a commanding 56-36 lead and the Wildcats finished with the 84-56 win.
Wayne State made 35 of 65 shots in the contest for 53.8 percent. The ’Cats were 10 for 21 from the 3-point line and 4 of 8 at the charity stripe.
Senior guard Vance Janssen led four Wildcat players in double figures with 14 points. Freshman Nick Ferrarini scored 13 followed by Al’Tavius Jackson with 11 and Kendall Jacks 10.
Khalid Manney scored 16 points to lead Waldorf with Brian Smith also hitting double digits with 12.
Waldorf shot 22 of 50 for the game for 44 percent, going 3 for 10 behind the arc and 9 for 17 at the free throw line.
Wayne State held a 36-29 advantage in rebounding over the Warriors thanks to seven boards from Jordan Janssen. Octavious O’Large and Brian Smith led Waldorf with five boards apiece.
The Wildcats held a 29-11 advantage in points off turnovers, thanks to forcing 21 on the Warriors with WSC having just 10.
Vance Janssen had three of Wayne State’s six blocks and also led the ’Cats with three assists.