Ferris women go 2-0

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio —The Ferris State University women’s basketball team brought notched its second win in as many days in the Midwest Regional Crossover over Davis & Elkins (W.Va.) on Saturday  in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

The Bulldogs pulled ahead of Davis & Elkins early and cruised to a decisive 107-70 victory in the neutral site contest. FSU led 41-15 in the opening quarter and 54-34 at halftime en route to the win.

Senior forward Rachel McInerney had 23 points for the game while freshman guard Kelsey Wyman added 15 points. Junior guard Alexis Bush also racked in 12 points while freshman guard Samantha Kraus had 10 for Ferris State.

Sophomore guard Renee Sturm tallied a team-high six assists in the victory while Bush added four helpers.

McInerney led the team on the glass with seven rebounds while sophomore center Brayene Benner had five boards for FSU.

Davis & Elkins’ Colleena Burdock notched 17 points in the setback while Kali Wilburn and Sydney Tucker had 11 points apiece.

Ferris State made 41-of-77 (53.2 percent) off its shots from the floor and connected on 14-of-29 (48.3 percent) three’s. They also made 11-of-16 (69 percent) free throws.

Davis & Elkins shot 31percent for the game and went seven-of-26 (26.9 percent) from long range and 27-of-31 (87.1 percent) at the line.

Finally, Ferris State forced 26 turnovers and came away with 11 steals in improving to 2-0 to start the year.

Ferris State returns home to begin a six-game homestand inside FSU’s Jim Wink Arena. The slate starts Tuesday as FSU hosts Olivet in a special school-day contest starting at noon in Big Rapids.



Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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