Ferris women lose to Northwood

MIDLAND — The Ferris State University women’s basketball squad had its four-game winning streak halted on Saturday evening as the Bulldogs suffered a 73-60 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road setback to the Northwood Timberwolves.

The Bulldogs took a 14-10 lead after one period and held a three-point edge at intermission before NU trimmed the margin down to a single point heading into the final period. In the fourth quarter, NU outscored FSU 25-11 en route to the win.

Ferris State turned the ball over 18 times in the outing and NU knocked down 12-of-26 (46 percent three’s in the game. The Timberwolves also outscored FSU 21-8 in points off turnovers.

FSU was paced by senior guard Alexis Bush with 15 points while junior center Brayenne Benner added 13 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double showing.

Overall, FSU shot 46 percent from the floor and went four-of-seven (57 percent) from three-point range in addition to 18-of-21 (86 percent) at the line.

With the setback, Ferris State fell to 11-8 overall and 8-5 in the GLIAC. NU improved to 10-11 overall and 7-6 in conference action.

Ferris State returns home to open a four-game homestand on Thursday, inside Jim Wink Arena as the Bulldogs host nationally-ranked Ashland in the D2 Showcase National Game of the Week on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app.

It will represent the first-ever live national TV broadcast from Wink Arena with tipoff set for 5:35 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear white and pack Wink for the broadcast to be shown across the country.



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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