Ferris Suffers League Home Loss To Cap Homestand
Ferris' Caitlin Hutchison drives to the basket in Saturday's game (Photo by Sandy Gholston)
Caitlin Hutchison

The Northwood Timberwolves were too much for the Ferris State University women’s basketball squad on Saturday (Jan. 24) as the visitors captured a 83-67 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win inside FSU’s Jim Wink Arena at Big Rapids, Mich.

The Timberwolves claimed the Community Health Day contest by shooting 50.9% (29-57) for the game and forcing 22 Bulldog turnovers in improving to 13-4 overall and 8-4 in GLIAC action. The win was only NU’s second over the Bulldogs in the last 27 games between the two teams.

NU bolted out to a 37-26 halftime lead and then outscored FSU 46-41 in the final period as Ferris dropped to 5-11 overall and 3-9 in league play.

Pam Wilson scored a game-high 25 points for Northwood while Megan Starnes added 18 points and Jodi Ostergren chipped in with 14 points.

Three Bulldog players also reached double-digits as freshman guard Kelsey DeNoyelles tallied a team-high 11 points, sophomore guard Chelsea Simonetti finished with 10 points and sophomore forward Tiara Adams netted a double-double effort with both 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Ferris was held to a 36.5% (23-63) shooting figure and connected on only four-of-13 (30.8%) three-pointers in addition to 17-of-20 (85%) free throws. Meanwhile, Northwood hit six-of-13 (46.2%) long range tries as part of their 50.9% shooting percentage while hitting 19-of-25 (76%) attempts from the charity stripe.

Ferris compiled 15 assists, 10 steals and three blocked shots compared to NU’s 18 assists, 11 steals and five blocks. Sarah Glowacki tallied a game-high nine assists for Northwood, which was outrebounded 39-35 by the Bulldogs.

Ferris forced 19 turnovers and that helped the Bulldogs own a 26-14 edge in points off turnovers. FSU’s bench also outscored the Northwood reserves by a 30-12 count.

The Bulldogs’ only lead in the game came on the first basket of the contest as the Timberwolves never trailed from that point on.

Ferris State wrapped up a five-game homestand with the setback. The Bulldogs next open up a four-game league road swing by visiting Northern Michigan on Thursday (Jan. 29) evening with tipoff set for 5:30 p.m. (EST) inside NMU’s Berry Events Center at Marquette, Mich.