Wildcat men cruise to win over Nebraska Christian
Wayne State had four players score in double figures and 13 out of 14 players score in an easy 86-47 win Tuesday evening over Nebraska Christian College at Rice Auditorium.
Junior guard Vance Janssen got the Wildcats off to a quick start, scoring the first 10 points of the game to give Wayne State a 10-0 lead just 2:28 into the contest.
The Sentinels overcame the slow start and thanks to seven straight points from DJ Hanes, Nebraska Christian got as close as six at 19-13 at the 10:18 mark of the first half. But Wayne State responded with another 10-0 run to go in front 29-13. The Sentinels then scored seven straight points and was within nine at 29-20 with 4:35 left in the half before the Wildcats closed the half with a 40-24 lead at intermission.
The Wildcats maintained a double-digit lead in the second half and pulled away at the midway point, outscoring Nebraska Christian 46-23 in the second half, to finish with the easy victory.
Senior Brian Goodwin led four Wildcats in double figures with 14 points. Junior Trevin Joseph added 12 with Janssen and Tony Bonner both contributing 10 points in the win. DJ Hanes poured in 11 points, all in the first half, to lead Nebraska Christian College.
Wayne State held a 44-41 edge in rebounding over the Sentinels thanks to six rebounds from Goodwin and Bonner. Janssen had three assists while Joseph recorded a team-best three steals.
The Wildcats (6-3) return to Northern Sun Conference play this weekend, hosting University of Mary Friday at 8 p.m. and Minot State Saturday in a 6 p.m. contest at Rice Auditorium.