Sports Shorts

Men’s basketball wins season opener

Ferris State men’s basketball won its season opener on the road against Missouri-St. Louis (MSL) 80-55 on Nov 14. The Bulldogs outscored MSL 41-18 in the first half when senior center Jared Stolicker had 19 points. He had 10 rebounds and 21 points on the night.

The second half was more even, with Ferris barely outscoring MSL 39-37. MSL went five for seven from three range in the half to try to get back in it, but most of the damage was done in the first half.

Ferris State played well but shot 29.4 percent from three range. Sophomore wing Noah King was the second leading scorer for Ferris with 15 points and was the only one able to hit threes consistently. He went three for five from three point range and added another basket inside the arc.

The Bulldogs will tip off next against Lewis (Ill.) on the road on Nov. 18.

Ferris Volleyball wins regular season GLIAC title

No. 4 Ferris State volleyball claimed a GLIAC championship this weekend and will host the Michigan Tech Huskies in the in the quarterfinals of the GLIAC tournament. Ferris is the first seed and have a record of 28-2. The Bulldogs won the tournament last year.

The last time these two teams met Ferris won three sets to none. Senior hitters Alexis Huntey and Caroline Heitzman both had 11 kills in the game to lead the Bulldogs. Leading the team in digs for Ferris was senior hitter Megan Vander Meer and freshman hitter Katie Placek with 16 and 15 digs respectively.

Ferris State has won their last 22 matches at home and are undefeated there this year. The action will tip off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Ferris hockey splits with Alaska-Anchorage

Ferris State hockey continued to use their two-goalie rotation on the road this weekend against Alaska-Anchorage.

Freshman Darren Smith started between the pipes on Friday, Nov. 13 and earned a 3-2 overtime win with 21 saves. Junior Charles Williams got the start the next day in a 5-0 loss.

Strength, conditioning and goal coach Dave Cencer says that the coaching staff will make a decision on who gets the start game to game, but Darren Smith has had far more success than Williams. On the year, Smith has a record of 3-1-1 allowing 2.54 goals per game compared to Williams with 1-4-1 and 3.57 goals per game.

The 5-5-2 Bulldogs have yet to put together two consecutive wins. Ferris will look to end that streak against the University of Alaska this weekend at 7:07 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 21 in Big Rapids.