Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad claimed the outright Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Championship on Saturday (Feb. 22) as FSU beat Wisconsin-Parkside 89-87 in Kenosha, Wis.
The Bulldogs claimed the win over the Rangers in a battle of the top two teams in the division while improving to 20-7 overall this year heading into the final regular-season game back at home.
With the win, Ferris State also secured the number three overall seed for the GLIAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal-round home game on Tuesday, March 3.
FSU completed its final league road trip with a sweep as the Bulldogs rallied back from a late nine-point deficit to garner the win and take the outright divisional championship.
Junior guard Adrienne Anderson led FSU with a team-high 22 points while freshman guard Mallory McCartney added 19 points and senior forward Riley Blair totaled 16 points. The Bulldogs also got 14 points by senior forward Lilly George.
The divisional title this year is the Bulldogs' third in school history and first since 2012.
Ferris State trailed by three at halftime, but eventually outscored Parkside 31-26 over the final 10 minutes of action.
Ferris State shot at a 51.7% figure for the game and hit 21-of-27 (77.8%) free throws while making six-of-23 (26.1%) three's. Meanwhile, Parkside shot 45% from the floor and hit 12-of-36 (33.3%) long range tries in addition to 17-of-19 (89.5%) free throws.
The Bulldogs slightly outrebounded the Rangers 33-31 and FSU also forced 13 turnovers in the game.
Parkside was led by Taylor Stephen, who finished with a team-high 21 points. All five Parkside players reached double-figure scoring in the game.
In addition to the four Bulldog players who reached double-figures, Ferris State got nine points off the bench from Zoe Anderson along with seven points and seven rebounds from Samantha Krauss, who returned to the floor after missing Thursday's road win at Purdue Northwest.
Saturday's victory was the fifth-straight win for the Bulldogs.
Ferris State wraps up the regular-season back at home on Thursday (Feb. 27) night against Lake Superior State with tipoff set for 7:30 p.m. (ET) inside Jim Wink Arena.
The Bulldog women joined the men's squad as outright GLIAC North Division Champions with both teams winning games at Parkside to secure their respective league crowns on Saturday.