Top-ranked Ashland rolls Ferris State women

ASHLAND, Ohio — Nationally top-ranked Ashland University used a big first half run to take control en route to a 122-53 triumph over the Ferris State University women’s basketball squad in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action on Saturday.

The Eagles won their 61st consecutive game by topping the 100-point mark for the 15th time this season in improving to 24-0 overall and 16-0 in the GLIAC.

FSU, which is midst a four-game road stretch, dropped to 13-11 overall and 7-9 in the GLIAC after earning a split on the road in Ohio this week.

The Bulldogs were led by freshman guard Shaniya Huggins, who netted a team-high nine points with junior Abby Nakfoor adding eight points off the bench.

The Eagles got a game-high 24 points from talented senior Laina Snyder along with 21 points by Maddie Dacken in the win.

AU forced 26 FSU turnovers and limited the Bulldogs to only 29 percent shooting while shooting 66 percent from the floor on their own in the triumph.

Ashland also held a 45-30 rebounding edge in the win over Ferris State, which had its two-game win streak snapped.

The Bulldogs, who have four games remaining in the regular season and are still in contention for a GLIAC Tournament berth, will travel to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula next week. FSU will first visit Michigan Tech on Thursday before facing Northern Michigan on Saturday.

 

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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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