First-Place Northern Michigan Secures Win Over Bulldogs In GLIAC Women's Basketball Action


Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad fought hard on Saturday (Jan. 12), but came out on the short end of a 53-42 setback to Northern Michigan in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women's basketball action at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.

Against the division-leading Wildcats, Ferris State fell behind 14-8 in the first period and could not rally back despite outscoring NMU 14-12 in the final period.

The Bulldogs were held to only 25% shooting for the game and went seven-of-28 (25%) from long range and five-of-six (83%) at the line in the setback.

Meanwhile, NMU shot only 29% overall and hit nine-of-38 (24%) three's and eight-of-11 (73%) free throws.

Ferris State got a game-high 19 points and eight rebounds from senior guard Alexis Bush. Both redshirt freshman Kelsey Wyman and freshman Jalynn Brumfield added six points apiece.

Northern Michigan's Darby Youngstrom led the Wildcats with a team-high 16 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double performance.

The Bulldogs forced 14 turnovers, but NMU owned a 55-36 rebounding edge and pulled down 24 offensive caroms in the win as they moved to 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the GLIAC.

FSU is now 7-7 this season following the road setback.

The Bulldogs will return home to open a three-game homestand on Thursday (Jan. 17) as FSU hosts Purdue Northwest starting at 5:30 p.m. (ET) inside Jim Wink Arena.