Ferris State Suffers First Loss This Year In Overtime At Cedarville

Ferris State Suffers First Loss This Year In Overtime At Cedarville

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball team came up just short in its quest to stay unbeaten as the Bulldogs suffered their first setback of the year by an 83-80 score in overtime against Cedarville (Ohio) on the road Tuesday (Nov. 25) night.

Ferris State trailed by four at halftime, but outscored the host Yellow Jackets 29-25 in the second half to force the extra stanza. However, in overtime, Cedarville posted a 12-9 scoring edge to pull out the win on its home floor in Cedarville, Ohio.

The loss was the first of the year for the Bulldogs, who fell to 2-1 overall after wrapping up a three-game road trip to begin the season. It came in a regional game at the Callan Athletic Center against a team that had only a single loss in five tries entering the game.

Ferris State was paced by senior guard Destiney Robinson, who had a career-high 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting. She also knocked down four three-pointers and came up with three steals, three rebounds and two assists in the contest.

Along with Robinson, FSU received 17 points from junior guard Katie Mavis. She added five boards and three assists while hitting four three's in the game. FSU junior center Christina Branch recorded a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds and senior forward Ashley Rando chipped in 10 points for the Bulldogs.

Ferris State shot only 38.2% for the game, but hit 11-of-29 (37.9%) three's and 17-of-23 (73.9%) free throws.

Cedarville, which improved to 5-1 overall this season with the victory, was paced by Raegan Ryan, who had a team-best 22 points. Kaysie Brittenham added 16 points and Abby Wolford netted 15 points as three Hawks reached double-digit scoring.

Overall, Cedarville shot 43.1% for the night and made nine-of-24 (37.5%) three's to go with 24-of-31 (77.4%) free throws.

The Bulldogs outrebounded the Yellow Jackets 47-36 for the game and pulled down 19 offensive caroms to 10 for the hosts. Additionally, FSU also had 12 steals to only nine for Cedarville.

Both teams totaled 22 turnovers and the Yellow Jackets held a 18-13 margin in assists and a 5-2 advantage in blocked shots for the game.

In addition to Branch's game-high 12 rebounds, FSU received seven boards from senior center Hannah Hoffman and six by junior guard Dena Droste, who also had a game-high four steals. Both Robinson and Branch totaled three steals each.

Ferris State returns home to host Tiffin in its 2014-15 home opener on Sunday (Nov. 30) at FSU's Jim Wink Arena. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. (ET). 

The contest will also mark the first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) game of the year for the Bulldogs and will be broadcast live on Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network at FerrisStateBulldogs.com staring with pregame coverage a half-hour prior to game time.