Ferris State Drops New Year's Eve Regional Road Tilt At Indianapolis
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad had its 10-game win streak come to an end on Friday (Dec. 31) as the Bulldogs dropped a 78-66 New Year's Eve regional tilt on the road at Indianapolis.
The host Greyhounds sank 11-of-22 (50%) three's and shot 58.3% overall from the floor in knocking off the Bulldogs in the Midwest Region matchup. FSU was limited to 36.4% shooting in the contest.
The game was tied up at the end of the first quarter and FSU took an early second-period lead before the Greyhounds managed to grab a two-point edge at intermission. Indianapolis expanded the lead to double-digits in the third, but Ferris State's Samantha Krauss hit a long three at the buzzer to pull FSU back within three points at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth period, though, the Greyhounds outscored FSU 26-17 to earn the triumph. Ferris State fell to 10-2 overall with the setback.
The Bulldogs, who played without senior guard Adrienne Anderson and suited up only nine players for the game, had four players reach double-figure scoring. FSU was paced by sophomore Chloe Idoni with 17 points while junior guard Mallory McCartney totaled 14 points. The Bulldogs also got 13 points from Kadyn Blanchard along with 12 from Krauss.
Indianapolis was led by Taylor Drury with a game-high 21 points. Ilani Williams-Harris added 14 points and Mickey Sasson had 13 points for Indy.
The Greyhounds out rebounded FSU 38-26 for the game and garnered the victory despite turning the ball over 21 times compared to only 10 for Ferris State.
FSU finished nine-of-27 (33.3%) from the three-point line and went nine-of-14 (64.3%) at the free throw stripe.
The Bulldogs will return home and resume GLIAC play inside Jim Wink Arena on Thursday, Jan. 6, against Wayne State in Big Rapids. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. (ET).