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Ferris State Moves Into Tie Atop GLIAC By Beating SVSU At Wink Arena

Ferris State Moves Into Tie Atop GLIAC By Beating SVSU At Wink Arena

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Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Saginaw Valley State 68-59 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Saturday (Jan. 8) inside FSU's Jim Wink Arena.

The Bulldogs trailed by 12 points at halftime and by as many as 14 points early in the second half before outscoring SVSU 25-8 in the fourth period to earn the win and move into a first-place tie atop the GLIAC standings.

FSU sophomore guard Kadyn Blanchard tallied a game-high 25 points for the Bulldogs with senior guard Adrienne Anderson notching 16 points in her return to the lineup.

The Bulldogs outrebounded the Cardinals 45-32 for the afternoon and came away with 14 offensive boards. Freshman Myra Hiram netted a game-high 14 rebounds for the Bulldogs while earning the start in place of junior Chloe Idoni, who did not play.

Overall, the Bulldogs shot 36% from the floor and went nine-of-24 (37.5%) from long range while making 15-of-19 (78.9%) free throws.

The Cardinals were led by Kaitlyn Zaricki's team-high 20 points and Tori DePerry added 19 points for Saginaw Valley State, which fell to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the GLIAC.

Ferris State improved to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in conference play after knocking off the Cardinals, who were the league's only unbeaten team entering the contest in GLIAC play.

FSU will visit West Michigan rival Grand Valley State on Thursday, Jan. 13, for a 6 p.m. (ET) GLIAC tipoff in Allendale.