Historic streak ended in loss to Colgate
Ferris hockey had a chance to take over the national #1 ranking in the USCHO.com national poll after advancing to the championship of the Mariucci Classic on Jan. 4 following 6-2 rout over RPI.
Colgate upset #1 Minnesota later that evening. It was thought that a Ferris win in the championship game would have catapulted the Bulldogs into first in the nation.
Then the #2 team in the country, a shorthanded Ferris team dropped a 3-0 decision to the Raiders. Senior forward Cory Kane was out with a shoulder injury that has been nagging him since the contest at U of M on Dec. 11, 2013. Senior captain and defenseman Scott Czarnowczan missed the game as well.
The loss was their first in 16 games, ending their 13-0-3 undefeated run that lasted 77 days.
Men’s basketball mires through three game losing streak
After rattling off a six game win streak to pull to 6-3 on the regular season, Ferris men’s basketball has slumped badly into the New Year.
On Jan. 4 they played their final home game until Jan. 23 and lost 72-59 against the Hillsdale Chargers. None of the Bulldog starters topped ten points in the defeat.
They next suffered an 86-75 loss at Malone in which they only managed 13 bench points.
The Bulldogs dropped a 94-71 blowout at Walsh, in which they only registered a single assist (by Dietrich Lever), and shot a shade under 42 percent from the field.
The loss at Walsh brought the Bulldogs back to .500. The team has bookended its six game win streak with identical three game losing streaks.
DeShone keeps the Dawgs afloat with lights out shooting
On Jan. 11, the women’s basketball team snapped the two game losing streak by beating Walsh on the road 79-68, lead by a 29-point effort from senior guard Sarah DeShone.
In ten games played, DeShone is scoring 18.2 points per game and dishing out 4.3 assists per game.
The senior has been an asset from beyond the arc since her career in Big Rapids began and is shooting 43.9 percent from the field, which is second best on the team* (Minimum 50 attempts).
DeShone is also getting to the line in high volume. The senior has taken 43 shots from the charity stripe, which is the most on the team by 16.
The win over Walsh improved the women’s team to 4-6, with a 4-4 conference record.