Ferris women are 2-0

BIG RAPIDS — The Ferris State University women’s basketball team is 2-0 after a 79-58 triumph over Ursuline on Saturday at Jim Wink Arena.

In the regional crossover event involving the GLIAC and GMAC, Ferris led 24-14 after the first period and outscored the Arrows 11-5 in the second quarter.

Sophomore Adrienne Anderson led FSU with 18 points while Brayene Benner had 13 points, Renee Sturm scored 11 points and Lilly George chipped in 10 points.

“I thought our depth and our pace helped us in this game,” Ferris coach Kendra Faustin said. “We’re going 10 deep with significant minutes when they matter. That was good for us tonight. Offensive rebounds, we were relentless on the boards.”

Ferris had 25 offensive rebounds and outrebounded Ursuline 56-40. Benner led FSU on the glass with 13 caroms.

“Adrianne Anderson has really worked on her game,” Faustin said. “I’m really proud of our effort. We have a lot to work on. (Ursuline) cut it to single digits and we responded with a run of our own. We have the capacity defensively to create runs that are quick and special. That’s what’s fun about this group. At any minute, we can go on a 10-0 run.”

The Bulldogs shot 36 percent from the floor and hit 17-of-19 (89.5 percent) in free throws.

“We played well overall defensively and offensively,” George said. “We knew our pressure would get to them.”

Ferris will visit Southern Indiana on Friday for a 7 p.m. regional matchup in Evansville, Ind.

 

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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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