Consecutive wins hits double digits

Bulldogs amidst longest winning streak since 2004-05

The Ferris State men’s basketball team improved its winning streak to 10 games with an 83-67 victory over the Ashland Eagles on Saturday.

The Bulldogs’ 10-game winning streak marks the longest such streak since they recorded 11 consecutive victories during the 2004-05 season.

Ferris improved its record to 18-5 overall and 14-2 in conference play. The Bulldogs hold a two-game lead in the GLIAC North over rival Grand Valley State, which Ferris defeated 79-72 on Jan. 29.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 43-32 at halftime with 11 of their points coming from the bench. After holding an eight-point lead with 17 minutes left in the game, Ferris went on a 15-0 run to open up a 23-point margin over the Eagles.

Ferris senior forward Lou Williams paced the Bulldogs with 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field. FSU senior center Justin Keenan recorded a game-high 14 rebounds and senior guard Darien Gay added 14 points in the victory.

The Bulldogs’ first victory of the weekend road trip came in the form of a 77-64 win over the Lake Erie Storm on Thursday. Ferris shot 53 percent from the three-point line and made 24 free throws in the victory. The Bulldogs improved their road record to 7-4 this season.

The Bulldogs host Wayne State, Findlay and Grand Valley in their final three regular-season contests at Wink Arena where they are 10-0 on their home floor this season. Findlay is first in the GLIAC standings with a 14-1 record, while Wayne State is fourth and Grand Valley is fifth.

The Bulldogs will be back on the court on Feb. 17 for a home tilt against the Wayne State Warriors at 6 p.m.