Ferris State men clinch GLIAC title

Drew Cushingberry (4) and Ferris State have won a GLIAC title.

HOUGHTON — Call them the cardiac Ferris State Bulldogs.

For the second straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball battle, Ferris pulled out an overtime win on Thursday. It was 89-84 for the nationally No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (26-1, 16-1) over the Huskies (13-11, 10-7).

With three league games remaining, Ferris has a three-game lead over second-place Lake Superior and has clinched a tie for first place. The Bulldogs play at Northern Michigan on Saturday and can clinch the title outright with a victory. Ferris beat Ashland 97-91 on Saturday in overtime

Ferris trailed 44-40 at halftime against Michigan Tech, but it was tied 75-75 after regulation. Ferris had a 14-9 advantage in the overtime 97-91.

Noah King had 20 points for Ferris while Drew Cushingberry added 19 points and Zach Hankins had 13 points and 14 rebounds. D’Angelo Hughes had 12 points from off the bench.

Kyle Monroe had 35 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan Tech.

Michigan Tech 80, Ferris 63 (women)

Michigan Tech (21-3, 15-2) led 54-31 at halftime and went on to win this GLIAC battle on Thursday.

Tech edged Ferris (13-12, 7-10) 80-77 last month at Big Rapids.

Rachel McInerney had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Ferris.

Ferris plays at Northern Michigan on Thursday.


Mason County Eastern 32, Crossroads 29
Haley Jankowski led the Cougars with seven points, nine rebounds, and five steals in this loss at Custer on Thursday. Kenzie Cole added six points and Sam Taylor added five for Crossroads.

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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