Ferris State Women's Basketball Falls In Final Game Of Bulldog Classic

Ferris State Women's Basketball Falls In Final Game Of Bulldog Classic

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad could not overcome a slow start and dropped a 91-61 decision to Ursline in non-league play to wrap up the Bulldog Classic on Sunday (Nov. 13) at FSU's Jim Wink Arena.

The Bulldogs fell behind early and trailed 19-12 at the end of the opening period before the visiting Arrows outscored FSU 26-10 in the second period. The Bulldogs shot only 31% from the floor in the first half as Ursuline took control.

Ferris State matched the Arrows in scoring in the third quarter with 21 points each, but it came too late as Ursuline held on for the win.

The Arrows forced 21 Bulldog turnovers and outscored FSU 24-11 in points off turnovers to earn the win as they moved to 2-0 on the year. The loss for Ferris State came on the heels of a thrilling overtime setback to preseason nationally ninth-ranked Bellarmine (Ky.) on Friday evening in the season opener.

In Sunday's contest, the Bulldogs were led by junior guard Leah Humes with 14 points. Redshirt freshman guard Riley Blair added 12 points and sophomore forward Abby Nakfoor added 10 points in the setback.

Ferris State was outrebounded 47-41 for the day and the Arrows received 23 points off the bench to only 17 for FSU.

Ursuline was paced by Erica Huber with a game-high 24 points. She added 11 rebounds in a double-double performance while also compiling four assists. Brigan Whymer added 17 points with both Camryn Hill and Laney Lewis totaling 11 points each.

Ferris State finished shooting 35% from the floor and made six-of-21 (28.6%) three's along with nine-of-16 (56.3%) free throws. The Arrows shot 43.5% from the floor and were 12-of-34 (35.3%) from three-point range along with 19-of-22 (86.4%) at the line. 

The Bulldogs compiled 18 assists with seven steals and three blocked shots compared to Ursuline's 20 assists, seven steals and three blocks.

Ferris State will hit the road as the Bulldogs play an exhibition game against NCAA Division I Eastern Michigan on Wednesday (Nov. 16) starting at 12 p.m. (ET) in Ypsilanti, Mich.