Oilers drop Bulldogs in semifinal

Ferris ends season with loss to defending national champions, Keenan named GLIAC player of the year

The Bulldogs’ Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament run ended on March 5 with an 82-69 defeat at the hands of the Findlay Oilers.

Ferris trailed Findlay by nine points at the half, despite shooting 60 percent from three-point range. The Bulldogs were down 53-41 with 13:21 left in the game, but trimmed the deficit to four points with less than seven minutes to play.

The Oilers went on an 8-0 run to push the lead back to double digits and the Bulldogs never recovered.

Junior guard Darien Gay led the Bulldogs with 23 points and three assists. Junior center Justin Keenan, named GLIAC Player of the Year, added 22 points and nine rebounds for Ferris.

Personal fouls impacted the game greatly as Ferris committed 27, while Findlay committed 13. The Oilers converted 28 of 36 free-throw attempts and the Bulldogs made 6 of it 11 free throws.

Ferris suffered its second loss of the season at Findlay and has not beaten the Oilers away from home in over 12 years.

Findlay is the defending Division II National Champion and defending GLIAC Tournament Champion. The Oilers will battle the Hillsdale Chargers on March 6 at 7 p.m. for the conference title.