FSU Earns Much-Needed GLIAC Road Victory
Chelsea Simonetti The Ferris State University women's basketball team earned a much-needed victory over the Findlay Oilers by a 84-65 count in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play on Saturday (Feb. 7) afternoon at UF's Croy Gymnasium in Findlay, Ohio.

With the win, the Bulldogs moved within a game of the Oilers for one of the final spots in the GLIAC Postseason Tournament with six games remaining on the conference schedule. The top eight teams will advance to the tourney and Ferris entered the day's action in ninth place, which was two games behind three teams that were tied for the final three spots including Findlay.

The Bulldogs battled back from an early deficit in the game to take a 37-30 halftime advantage as FSU shot 51.7% in the opening stanza compared to only 35% for the hosts.

FSU controlled play throughout the final half as the Bulldogs finished shooting 59% for the day. Four Bulldogs players reached double-figure scoring as senior forward/center Jenna Guay led the way with a contest-high 19 points.

Ferris also received 14 points from senior guard Teghan Thelen and sophomore guard Chelsea Simonetti totaled 13 points with 10 points by junior forward/center Andrea Clancy.

The Oilers were led by Audra Mihalic's team-best 18 points but Findlay shot only 35.5% for the day.

Both teams hit five three-pointers with FSU connecting on 15-of-18 (83.3%) free throws and UF finishing 16-of-18 (88.9%) at the stripe.

FSU improved to 7-13 overall and 5-11 in the GLIAC standings with the win while the Oilers dropped to 11-10 overall and 6-10 in league action.

The Bulldogs next open up a four-game league homestand by hosting the nationally-ranked Michigan Tech Huskies on Thursday, Feb. 12, with tipoff set for 6 p.m. (EST) inside Jim Wink Arena at Big Rapids, Mich. It will represent the third time in the last four games the Bulldogs have played a team listed among the top 10 in the national rankings.