Wildcat men roll to 100-58 win Friday

Wayne State used 55 percent shooting to hit the century mark in posting a 100-58 victory over Barclay College of Kansas Friday in non-conference men’s college basketball action at Rice Auditorium.

The Wildcats sprinted out to a 16-6 lead at the 15:22 mark of the first half following a fast-break layup by Matt Thomas.

Barclay (0-8) closed within four at 16-12, but the Wildcats went on a 16-2 run over the next 4;23 to take a commanding 32-14 lead with 9:31 to play in the half following a fast break dunk from junior Vance Janssen. Wayne State finished the first half with a 51-27 lead, making 20-of-34 shots from the field for a 58.8 percent shooting effort.

The Wildcats put the game out of reach early in the second half with a 22-4 run for a 73-31 lead following a Trevin Joseph 3-pointer, and the Wildcat reserves dominated play the rest of the way as 13 of 14 players scored in the 42-point blowout win.

Wayne State finished the game making 37-of-67 shots for 55.2 percent, including 11-of-26 behind the arc.  WSC was 15 for 24 at the charity stripe. Kendall Jacks led Wayne State with 16 points, going 7-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 at the charity stripe. Trevin Joseph and JJ Zumbrennen also hit double figures with 13 points apiece.

Wayne State held a 39-28 advantage in rebounding thank to eight boards from Brian Goodwin and Tony Bonner. Goodwin had six of Wayne State’s 20 assists in the contest while Zumbrennen was credited with three of the Wildcats’ 16 steals.

Wayne State (2-1) will open Northern Sun Conference play at home Monday, hosting Augustana in an 8 p.m. contest in Rice Auditorium.

The Wayne Herald

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