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Bulldogs tied at the top

In their most recent victory at Northern Michigan, who they defeated 61-58, the Bulldogs men’s basketball team extended their consecutive win total to 14.

Ferris State leads the GLIAC in overall record with 14 wins to just 2 losses. Despite the Bulldogs’ dominant performances on the hardwood this season, they do not stand alone at the top, as Saginaw Valley State is challenging for the conference title with an unbeaten 10-0 conference record, identical to Ferris State’s.

The Dawgs will have a chance to continue their winning streak at home and pull ahead of SVSU in the coming weeks, beginning tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. against Northwood. The Bulldogs will also be hosting Lake Superior State, who will be visiting on Jan. 24, followed by a showdown with Hillsdale on Jan. 29.

Women’s basketball upcoming home stand

The women’s basketball team endured a trip to the frozen Upper Peninsula, during which they lost the first game 65-50 to Michigan Tech, followed by 52-67 at Northern Michigan. Now they will return home for a series of three games to be played in Big Rapids.

Trying to battle their way up from sixth place in the GLIAC’s North Division, the Bulldogs will be looking to further improve their even 5-5 conference record and jump up the standings. This home series offers a grand chance to do so.

The Dawgs will first tip off against Northwood tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. They’ll then take on Lake Superior State on Jan. 24 and Hillsdale on Jan. 26. Both Northwood and Hillsdale hold the edge in divisional standings over Ferris, so a pair of victories for the Bulldogs could make a major change in their place in the North Division.

Track & field is off to the races

Although there are several inches of snow covering the track surrounding Ferris’ own Top Taggart Field, the track and field season is underway. The men and women of the Ferris State track & field teams headed to Allendale to take part in the Mike Lints Laker Open hosted indoors by GLIAC rival Grand Valley State on Jan. 16.

There were only a select few Bulldogs chosen to represent their teams, among them being senior Breeann Ovokaitys who took 1st overall in the 5,000 meter with a time of 17:38.52. Also performing for the women’s squad was senior Ashley Hamilton who took 9th in the 800 meter. Meanwhile, sophomore Logan Hammer and freshman Ben Lentz both finished 12th in their respective races.

The teams’ next stop will be at the Aquinas College Invitational in Grand Rapids on Jan. 23. The squad’s final score was on the heals of a 333 first day score and a 335 spot on the second day.

Ferris was led by Elizabeth Bauernfeind who posted a 78 and 75 on the two day event, respectively.

Ferris State will next travel to Allendale, Mi to face off against Grand Valley State on Sept. 27th.