Ferris State junior guard hopeful Bulldogs can bounce back in GLIAC race

Alexis Bush heads to the basket for Ferris in recent action. (Pioneer file photo/John Raffel)

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State’s women’s basketball team came into January with an 8-5 record and was ready to take on a challenging stretch of games in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

But after losses to Wayne State and Davenport last week, the Bulldogs hope for better fortunes as they host Michigan Tech on Thursday and Northern Michigan on Saturday.

Junior guard Alexis Bush, of Caledonia, continues to be a key player.

Bush saw action in 28 games as a freshman in 2015-16, made four starts in the backcourt and averaged five points per game. She played nearly 22 minutes a contest. In high school, she was an all-stater.

For the Bulldogs, Bush is averaging 8.9 points and three assists per game. Having a high tempo game has been critical behind her team’s strong start, Bush indicated.

“I think I’m playing pretty well,” she said. “I think I’m getting a lot more comfortable and a lot more confident in my 3-point shot and in going to the rim more.”

Bush considers herself a strong 3-point shooter. She’s averaging 1.4 3-pointers per game. Continually practicing on her shot is critical, she said. “I want to work on my defense and continue to attack the rim and be strong,” she added.

The Bulldogs are entering the thick of their league schedule and Bush remains upbeat.

“We’re excited but we have to take it a game at a time and try to get one percent better every day,” she said.


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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