Bulldogs bulldoze Ohio Dominican, 115-46

FSU men’s basketball team rolls over Panthers, 115-46

BIG RAPIDS — The Ferris State men’s basketball team pushed it’s winning streak to six games as the Bulldogs rolled over Ohio Dominican, 115-46, on Sunday in Jim Wink Arena.

“What win streak? We were in this position last year, but it’s a brand new team, and we know that win streaks can turn into losing streaks if you get too full of yourself or read too much into clippings,” FSU coach Andy Bronkema said. “We just have to stay focused and compete to the expectations that we have for each other.

DRIVE: FSU guard Drew Cushingberry (left) drives past ODU defenders on Sunday. The Bulldogs won, 115-46. (Pioneer photo/Brady Kenniston)

DRIVE: FSU guard Drew Cushingberry (left) drives past ODU defenders on Sunday. The Bulldogs won, 115-46. (Pioneer photo/Brady Kenniston)

“It was just our night,” he continued. “The stars align every once in a while and whoever we were going to play was going to struggle to stop us.”

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 7-2 edge in the opening minutes on a triple from junior forward Josh Fleming.

The Bulldog lead ballooned to 10 points at 18-8 with 14:16 left in the half. Three 3-pointers, two from senior guard Drew Lehman and one from junior forward Dan Chilcote, put FSU up big at 31-11.

Junior forward James Chappell kept the offense coming with back-to-back-to-back baskets, the third coming on a fastbreak dunk, to give the Bulldogs a 26-point edge with 7:17 left in the first half.

ODU went scoreless for over five minutes, finally scoring at 5:10, but the damage had been done as the Bulldogs took a 54-17 lead into halftime.

Chappell opened the second half with a steal leading to another dunk as the Bulldogs kicked off another high-scoring half. Lehman knocked down another trey and junior forward Matt Sinnaeve and freshman guard Noah King each hit two 3-pointers throughout the half.

Sinnaeve added an and-one play to push the Bulldogs over the century mark and to give FSU a 60-point lead at 101-41 with 4:10 left.

The Bulldogs kept the points coming as they cruised to the 115-46 GLIAC win over the Panthers.

“We could turn around and play again and it could be a one-point game,” Bronkema said. “(The win) really doesn’t make any statement other than we took a lot of shots and they went in. Everything just kind of clicked for once.”

Ferris State had six players reach double-digits with Lehman leading all scorers with 17 points and six assists while junior center Jared Stolicker added 16 points and four rebounds. King and Chappell each chipped in 14 points apiece while Sinnaeve and senior forward Matt Stoll each posted 10 points.

Every active player for the Bulldogs scored at least one point during the lopsided victory as FSU scored 61 points in the second half.

The Bulldogs (6-2, 3-0 GLIAC) play next on Tuesday afternoon at home against Tiffin at 12:30 p.m.

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