Janusek, a Woodland High graduate, scored a career-high 10 points in the 83-60 win, his first time reaching double figures as a collegian.
"It was good, just coming off the bench [and playing well]," said the sophomore guard, whom the Eagles call on as a defensive spark. "I was able to get to the hole. ... I hit my shots, and it felt good.
"The last week or so -- two games ago -- I had 6 points, which was my second [highest] scoring night [of the season]."
Edgewood coach Todd Adrian and his staff have urged Janusek to look for his shot more.
"In practice, coach has been telling me we need a scorer off the bench," said the 6-foot-3, 170-pound player. "Usually, I'm just thinking defense, defense, defense. ... All the coaches kept telling me to just keep playing aggressively.
"The coaches told me to hunt my shot."
After going scoreless in the first half of Wednesday's game, Janusek shot for 4-for-7 from the floor in the second half and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line to help the Eagles, who led 40-27 at halftime, lead by as many as 27 points following the break.
Janusek accounted for one-third of his team's bench points -- Jeff Barczak scored 13 points -- for a unit that also plays well defensively.
"We got a ton of great bench players, and we're always just pushing the starters in practice to get better," Janusek added. "We're kind of known as the defensive bunch."
To watch him play now, one would never guess that Janusek was not famous for his lockdown defense in high school.
"Actually, defense wasn't my specialty at all [in high school]," said the former Wildcat, who led the team in assists.
Knowing he wanted to play college basketball, Janusek asked coaches to help him improve his defense.
"My senior year, [coaches] really got onto me whenever I was taking plays off or anything," he said.
Those lessons have served him well at the college level, where taking a breather on the defensive end could get you beat immediately.
"It's totally different [from high school basketball]. You have to play defense every time or you're going to get beat," Janusek said.
Janusek has had to learn those type of things in college, where the speed of the game increases, even at the Division III level.
"Year 1 was a lot of learning. I got some playing time, but it was a lot of learning," he said. "Guys are bigger and stronger."
This year, Janusek, who has appeared in each of the Eagles' games, has much more confidence and knows he can play with anyone on the court, he said.
Defense continues to be his focal point in practice.
"My defense is what gets me on the court so I work on that more than anything," Janusek said. "When the other team has a really good guard, I come off the bench and defend that guard. ... I work on [my defense] with the coaches. It's a lot about strategy.
"You have to be in the right spot at the right time."
While his defense continues to be his calling card, as Wednesday night proved, Janusek is capable of helping his team out in any way.
"I just keep trying to give our team a spark. We're supposed to win the conference this year. ... We want to win the conference this year," he said of his team's 6-1 start in the North Athletics Conference. "Lately, the last three or four games, I've been able to get to the hole. ... Coach wants a third guy out there ... to take some of the pressure off the other [scorers]. ... [I'm] just gonna keep working on my shot.
"That way they're not getting double-teamed all the time."
Edgewood, which is in Madison, Wis., played at Rockford (Ill.) College Saturday, a game it won, 73-59.
The Eagles' 4:15 p.m. tip-off gave Janusek a chance to root for his favorite NFL team in the Green Bay-Atlanta game at the Georgia Dome.
"All my family's up [in Wisconsin]," he explained of his allegiance to the Packers. "My grandma lives right across from Lambeau Field. My parents grew up in Green Bay.
"If Atlanta [would have played] anybody else besides Green Bay, it would [have been] Falcons all the way."