It’s only an exhibition
The Ferris mens basketball team lost handily 61-46 in an exhibition contest against Loyola University in Chicago Nov. 3.
The guard play by Ferris was a reason to be excited with senior guard Kenny Brown and sophomore guard Drew Lehman, scoring 25 points collectively obtaining more than half of the team’s total points. As a team, the Bulldogs actually had a better shooting percentage from beyond the three-point line than they did closer to the basket.
The Bulldogs did not have a response for the sharpshooting of opposing senior forward Ben Averkamp, who made over 70 percent of his attempted field goals, massing 22 points in the process.
The men’s basketball team will begin regular season play against Lewis University Saturday, Nov. 17.
Not the desired result
Ferris’ womens basketball team lost its exhibition opener 65-56 against Calvin College on Friday, Nov. 2.
At the halftime buzzer, the Bulldogs led by the slimmest of margins, but 18 turnovers which gave Calvin College 16 points made achieving a victory a little harder. The Lady Bulldogs statically outshined Calvin College in many key areas such as field goal percentage, but the turnover margin put a damper on their chances of winning.
Junior guard Sarah DeShone, the game’s leading scorer, tallied a “double-double” in the contest with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
The regular season kicks off Friday as Ferris looks to defend last year’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division Championship against Cedarville in Louisville, Ky. in the Bellarmine Tournament Friday, Nov. 9.
The Bulldog volleyball team was dominated by Grand Valley State University as it fell three sets to none Oct. 30 in Ewigleben Sports Arena.
Following that loss they returned the favor to Lake Superior State, winning 3-0 and sequentially Saginaw Valley State, 3-1, this past Saturday.
Behind the most recent win were perennial middle hitters sophomore Courtney Rehm and senior Anne Sutton. The tandem scored more than 30 points collectively and each attained 14 kills.
This win marked the 14th win of GLIAC play, bringing Ferris’ overall record to 21-6. With two more matches to play, the Lady Bulldogs trail Northwood University by two games.
Ferris will play its final regular season match versus Northwood on Saturday, Nov. 10, which may determine the regular season victor of the GLIAC.