Ferris State Racks Up Big Numbers In GLIAC-Opening Victory Over Purdue Northwest
Postgame Interview & Highlights
Big Rapids, Mich. - The nationally-ranked Ferris State University men's basketball squad rolled to a high-scoring 120-77 win over Purdue Northwest in its Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener on Thursday (Dec. 2) night at Big Rapids High School.
The Bulldogs bolted out to a big lead and tallied 60 points in each half en route to the triumph, improving to 6-1 overall this year.
In the win, the Bulldogs dished out 38 assists on 48 baskets and had six players reach double-figure scoring while shooting 61% from the floor and knocking down 14-of-31 (45.2%) three's.
Ferris State was paced by senior forward Dorian Aluyi with a game-high 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Meanwhile, senior guard Walt Kelser tallied 20 points and nine assists in fueling the win.
FSU redshirt freshman Reece Hazelton talllied a career-high 11 points and four boards off the bench while freshman guard Ethan Erickson added 10 points. Sophomore Vejas Grazulis notched nine points on four-of-five shooting with senior big man Logan Ryan totaling eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
Overall, all 10 Bulldog players that saw action scored at least five points in the victory.
Ferris State owned a 48-33 rebounding margin and came up with nine steals and six blocked shots in the victory. FSU also held PNW to only 37.5% shooting with the Pride finishing seven-of-26 (26.9%) from the three-point line.
Purdue Northwest had three players reach double-figure scoring with Jyrus Freels totaling a team-high 12 points. Anthony Irvin added 11 points and Anthony Barnard notched 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Ferris State will host Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday (Dec. 4) back at Big Rapids High School in GLIAC play with tipoff set for 4:30 p.m. (ET).
|Game Statistics||Purdue Northwest||Ferris State|
|Field Goal %||37.5%||60.8%|
|Pts off Turnovers||16||21|
|2nd Chance Pts||15||10|
|Pts in the Paint||40||56|