Ferris men’s basketball team falls to Ashland

ASHLAND, Ohio — The Ferris State University men’s basketball team charged late, but fell to the Ashland Eagles 91-88 at Kates Gymnasium in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Saturday.

Ferris State junior guard D’Angelo Hughes led the way for Ferris State with 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting for the day as four Bulldogs finished in double figures. Junior forward Jaylin McFadden added 15 points and six rebounds, while senior forward Markese Mayfield had 10 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs.

The Eagles took a six-point lead into the break as they shot 58.6 percent from the floor, holding the Bulldogs to 46.9 percent.

In the second half, the Bulldogs cut the lead in half but could finish no closer as a Hughes three-ball at the horn fell off the mark for Ferris State.

Ashland’s Drew Noble lead the way for the Eagles on 33 points on 10-18 shooting. Ben Haraway had 18 points, while Rodrick Caldwell finished with 17.

AU’s Aaron Thompson chipped in 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Ferris State won the battle on the glass 33-29, and points off the bench 24-6, as well as points in the paint 48-44 and second chance points 15-9.

The Eagles shot 58.2 percent from the field . and made 91.3 percent of their free throws (21-23) while the Bulldogs shot just 70 percent from the line (7-10).

The Bulldogs (5-5) return home to take on the Northwood Timberwolves in GLIAC play on Thursday (at Jim Wink Arena at 7:30 p.m.

 

Women’s game

The Ferris State University women’s basketball team fell to the nationally No. 1-ranked Ashland Eagles in GLIAC play on the road at Kates Gymnasium 94-60.

Despite sticking close to Ashland in the opening seven minutes of the contest, the Eagles were able to pull away in the second and third quarters.

Ferris State was led in scoring by sophomore guard Adrienne Anderson, who picked up 12 points and shot 4-7 from the floor in 27 minutes. Sophomore guard Shaniya Huggins dished out five assists, while junior forward Lilly George and freshman forward Zoe Anderson each led the Bulldogs with five rebounds.

The Eagles were led in scoring by the 31 points of Jodi Johnston, who also picked up seven rebounds and five steals for Ashland.

The rebound battle was fairly tight, the Eagles held a 33-32 edge, and a 19-12 lead in the steals battle. Ashland’s biggest edge was in points off of turnovers with a 38-9 margin, followed by points in the paint at 54-30.

Ferris State did win the points off the bench margin 32-23. The Bulldogs finished the day shooting 38.3 percent, while the Eagles shot 56.3 percent on the day.

The Bulldogs return home to take on the Northwood Timberwolves at 5:30 pm on Thursday at Wink Arena.

Cross country

The Ferris State University men’s and women’s cross country squads each had a runner compete in the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championships on Saturday in Pittsburgh and the Bulldogs came home win an All-American.

Bulldog junior Katie Etelamaki placed 16th overall in the women’s 6K event as she clocked 23:07.4 in earning All-America laurels.

Meanwhile, Bulldog senior Damien Halverson placed 185th overall in the men’s 10K race in a time of 35:48.1 overall.

Both Bulldog individuals were competing in the DII National Championships for the first time in school history and it represented the first time in which the Bulldogs had both a male and female individual runner compete at the same time.

The championships were held in Pittsburgh.

 

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