Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad fell at the hands of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (GLIAC) division-leading Michigan Tech Huskies on Thursday (Jan. 14) by a 78-49 score at Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids.
In the first half, the Huskies started quickly and jumped out to a 30-point lead while building a 47-17 halftime advantage. MTU shot 54.8 percent from the field in the first half, including 60 percent from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, managed to shoot only 25 percent in the first half.
Ferris State did not hit a three-pointer in the opening two quarters of action. Ferris State's best quarter came in the fourth as the Bulldogs outscored the Huskies 24-18 to close out the contest.
The Bulldogs finished the game with 18 turnovers and gave up 25 points off of turnovers while scoring just 12 off of 12 Michigan Tech turnovers. Senior forward Alexis Huntey lead Ferris State with 12 points and seven rebounds and freshman forward Abby Nakfoor added 10 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Michigan Tech had five players finish in double-digits with senior forward Danielle Blake leading the way with 14 points for the night. Hannah Stoll and Mackenzie Perttu had 12 points apiece while Elizabeth Kelliher and Lindsay Winter each had 10 for the game.
Blake also won the battle on the glass, finishing with a game-high nine rebounds.
Senior guard Katie Mavis made her return to the FSU lineup against the Huskies and netted four points and four assists.
Overall, Ferris State struggled from the free throw line, hitting 8-18 (44.4%), while Michigan Tech was 15-20 (75%) from the charity stripe. FSU shot only 37% from the floor and went one-of-seven (14.3%) from three-point range compared to MTU's 50% field goal figure and seven-of-13 (53.8%) showing beyond the arc.
The Bulldogs were outrebounded 40-30 for the game and totaled 11 assists, six steals and three blocks in comparison with Michigan Tech's 23 assists, nine steals and five blocks.
With the loss, Ferris State fell to 3-12 overall and nd 3-6 in the GLIAC. Michigan Tech improved to 9-4 overall with a 7-2 mark in conference play.
The Bulldogs wrap up their weekend homestand against the Northern Michigan Wildcats on Saturday (Jan. 16) inside Wink Arena with tipoff set for 1 p.m. (ET).
Big Start Leads Michigan Tech Past Ferris State In GLIAC North Women's Action
|Michigan Tech (9-4, 7-2 GLIAC)||27||20||13||18||78|
|Ferris State (3-12, 3-6 GLIAC)||8||9||8||24||49|