Ferris State Men's Basketball Bounces Back In Big Way To Beat Hillsdale In GLIAC Play

Ferris State Men's Basketball Bounces Back In Big Way To Beat Hillsdale In GLIAC Play

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's basketball squad bounced back in a big way as the Bulldogs beat the Hillsdale Chargers 87-73 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Saturday (Dec. 10) afternoon in Hillsdale.

Ferris State improved to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in the GLIAc with the triumph while the Chargers fell to 4-5 overall and 0-4 in the GLIAC with the setback.

FSU led 38-30 at halftime and outscored the hosts 49-43 over the final 20 minutes to post the win.

Sophomore center Zach Hankins paced the Bulldogs with 22 points and nine rebounds in the win while junior guard Drew Cushingberry added 18 points in the triumph. FSU also received 14 points from senior guard Quentin Ruff and 11 by junior forward Peter Firlik in the starting lineup.

FSU shot 43% overall and hit five three's while sinking 24-of-26 (92.3%) free throws on the afternoon.

The Bulldogs had only 10 turnovers and compiled 12 assists, eight blocked shots and three steals with 16 offensive rebounds as part of their 42 total boards.

Rhett Smith paced Hillsdale with a team-high 15 points while Stedman Lowry chipped in 13 points, Nick Archer scored 12 points and Nate Neveau added 11 points in the starting five. Dylan Lowry also contributed 13 points off the bench.

Hillsdale shot 49% overall, but went only 17-of-26 (65%) at the stripe and was outrebounded 42-29 for the game with only six offensive boards.

Ferris State will return home and host Ashland next Saturday, Dec. 17, in GLIAC action. The game will get underway at 5 p.m. (ET) and be played at Big Rapids High School.