WSC Men Improve To 4-0 With Win Over Peru State
Posted: 26 November, 2012
WAYNE - Senior forward Derrell Williams notched his second double-double of the season Saturday evening with a career-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds in an 80-54 non-conference men’s basketball win over Peru State at Rice Auditorium in the first meeting between the two schools since the 1988-89 season. WSC is now 4-0 on the young season while the visiting Bobcats drop to 4-4.
The host Wildcats never trailed in the contest, scoring the first seven points of the game in the opening 2:08. WSC took its first double digit lead of the half at 15-5 on a lay in by Derrell Williams. Peru State kept the game close for a while as the Bobcats trailed by eight points at 24-16 with 7:28 to play in the half following a tip-in by Jacob Schaben and still trailed by nine at 29-20 with 5:05 to play in the half. But WSC scored the next nine points and took a 38-20 lead on a jumper from Williams before finishing with a 39-24 halftime lead.
WSC maintained a double figure lead throughout the second half and pulled away late for the 80-54 win. Peru State got as close as 12 points at 50-38 with 11:57 remaining, but WSC went on a 17-3 run over the next 5:34 to take a commanding 67-41 lead with 6:23 to play and reserves closed out the game as the Wildcats remained unbeaten with the 80-54 win.
Williams led WSC in scoring with his career-high 26 points on 11 of 15 shooting to go with a game-high 10 caroms. Other Wildcats reaching double figures included junior guard LaTroy Wright with 13 points followed by Ty Bauschek with 11.
WSC made 30 of 59 shots from the floor for 50.8 percent and was 10 of 20 behind the three point line while making just 10 of 18 free throws (55.6%).
For Peru State, Nate Bohy poured in 11 points followed by Derrick Williams with 10. The Bobcats were 21 of 49 from the field (42.9%), 2 of 12 behind the three point line (16.7%) and 10 of 16 at the charity stripe (62.5%).
Both teams grabbed 32 rebounds in the contest with Derrell Williams leading the Wildcats with 10 followed by Wright with five while Jacob Schaben grabbed six boards to lead Peru State. The Bobcats had 25 turnovers in the game compared to 15 for the Wildcats.
Wayne State will be at home again Tuesday evening hosting York College in a 7 p.m. non-conference contest at Rice Auditorium in Wayne.