WSC Men Outlast Mary
Posted: 20 January, 2013
WAYNE - Ty Bauschek scored a season-high 15 points with 10 coming in the first half as Wayne State College held on for a 60-54 Northern Sun Conference men’s basketball win Saturday evening over the University of Mary at Rice Auditorium in Wayne. Senior forward Derrell Williams added 14 points and six rebounds for the Wildcats, now 12-6 on the season and 6-6 in league play while the Marauders fall to 3-13 overall and 2-10 in the NSIC.
Bauschek lifted the ‘Cats to an early 10-4 lead over U-Mary as he scored the first 10 points of the game for WSC. Bauschek’s first basket came off of a steal to give Wayne State a 2-0 lead and then drilled two three pointers off of passes from Patrick Kurth and Derrell Williams to give the Wildcats an 8-4 advantage. Bauschek then netted two free throws to boost the lead to 10-4. University of Mary would stay within striking distance as they answered with a 5-0 run to pull within one point at 10-9. Wayne State went on an ensuing 14-6 run capped by a Ben Galemmo three pointer to give Wayne State their biggest lead of the game as the ‘Cats held a nine point advantage at 24-15. The Marauders would close out the first half on a 13-7 as the teams headed to the locker room with WSC holding a narrow lead at 31-28.
Derrell Williams opened the scoring in the second half with a layup to boost the lead to 33-28 before University of Mary went on a 6-0 run to take their first lead of the game at 34-33 when Alex Dorr drilled a jumper with 14:35 remaining in regulation. The Wildcats wasted little time getting the lead back as Bauschek knocked down a jumper on the next possession to put WSC back up 35-34. After the two teams exchanged buckets, Williams put the team on his shoulders and scored the next six points for Wayne State as his two free throws knotted the game up at 42-42 with 9:52 left on the clock. The Marauders would take their last lead of the game at the 8:16 mark when Mike Johnson buried a three pointer to put U-Mary up 45-44 over WSC. LaTroy Wright would end up giving the Wildcats the lead for good when he nailed two free throws with 7:10 remaining in regulation. After a missed three pointer by Mary’s Jalen Jaspers, Williams once again went to work in the paint and converted a three point play after getting fouled while making a layup. The Marauders were able to cut the deficit to one point at 55-54 with 35 second left in the game when Johnson drilled another three pointer. Wayne State kept their composure as the Wildcats knocked down five of six free throws to ice the game as University of Mary would not be able to score again and WSC walked away victorious with the 60-54 win.
Wayne State shot 45.2 percent from the field (19-42) while holding University of Mary to 40.4 percent from the field (19-47). The Wildcats also held advantages in three pointers made (6-5), free throws made (16-11), assists 9-6 and steals 9-5. University of Mary outrebounded Wayne State 34-22 while both teams had two blocks in the contest.
Ty Bauschek led Wayne State in scoring with a season-high 15 points while Derrell Williams and LaTroy Wright were also in double figures with 14 and 10 points respectively. Wright led the team with three steals, Adol Aluong was the team leader in assists with three and Williams and Ryan Rolfzen each had one block.
For the Marauders, Alex Dorr posted a double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds as no other player scored in double digits for U-Mary.
The game was tied on four occasions and featured eight lead chances. Wayne State had the advantage in bench points 18-7 and fast break points 4-0 while University of Mary had the edge in second chance points 15-4. Both teams had 16 points in the paint and 14 points off of turnovers.
The Wildcats will be on the road next weekend, visiting #8 Minnesota State Friday evening at 8 p.m. followed by a 6 p.m. game Saturday at Concordia-St. Paul.