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The Ferris State hockey falls to Minnesota State

The Bulldogs experienced a similar theme against the No. 1 team in the nation, only scoring one goal in each game against the Mavericks. That is their fourth straight game against Minnesota State, and the fourth straight loss that the Bulldogs have scored just one goal a game. All four goals in the Minnesota State series were scored by sophomore forward Kyle Schempp.

The team fell 5-1 on Friday night and 5-1 on Saturday to drop their record to 11-15-1. The Dawgs will be playing Bowling Green State this weekend in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Men’s Basketball With Two Big Wins

The Ferris State men’s basketball team had two clutch wins last week.

The Bulldogs beat Hillsdale 85-78 in overtime last Thursday in a close conference matchup. The team had four players score in double digits, including Jared Stolicker, James Chappell, Josh Fleming, and Drew Lehman who contributed a game high 23 points.

Two days later, the Bulldogs won 62-57 in comeback fashion against GLIAC opponent Saginaw Valley State to gain the top spot in the conference. Lehman again led the team in points with 20, while Fleming scored 13, and Jibreel Jackson came off the bench to contribute 13 points of his own. Jared Stolicker brought down 17 rebounds in the win.

The Dawgs also topped Grand Valley State in overtime on Feb. 2, winning 96-85. Lehman lead the team with 25 points, 9 of which came in the overtime period. Fleming scored 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to help the Bulldogs to victory.

The team is now 18-4 with a 14-1 record in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They play at home against Michigan Tech this Thursday night at 8 p.m.

Women’s Hoops Splits with Conference Opponents

The Ferris women’s basketball team fell to Hillsdale last Thursday, but came back with a big win against Saginaw Valley State on Saturday.

With a 9-9 record overall and a 7-8 record in the GLIAC, the lady Bulldogs kept their overall record at .500. In a 68-55 loss against Hillsdale, Destiney Robinson, Christina Branch, and Ally Christman all scored in double digits, but it wasn’t enough for Ferris. The team shot an anemic 3-18 from behind the arc, making it tough to get the offense going.

They came back with a 29 point victory over Saginaw Valley State in a 77-48 win on Saturday. Ally Christman scored 16 points for the Bulldogs. Rachel McInerey was a point shy of a double-double and scored 9 points with 10 rebounds against the Cardinals.

The team then fell to conference rival Grand Valley State 69-59 on Feb. 2. Leading the charge for the Dawgs was junior guard Katie Mavis, who scored 17 points and grabbed 3 steals. Also scoring big for the Bulldogs was Branch, who recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The team will face Michigan Tech tomorrow at 6 p.m. at home in Wink Arena.