The Ferris State men’s basketball team had its most dominant victory in the NCAA Div. 2 playoffs so far, knocking off the Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Lakers 94-71 Sunday, March 11.
The No. 4 Lakers were looking for redemption after losing their chance at a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) championship to the Bulldogs. Ferris was up to the challenge, however, easily dispatching their opponent for the third time this year.
The story of the night was the red-hot offense of head coach Andy Bronkema’s crew. The Bulldogs had a hard time missing, especially from three-point range as they went 10-28 from long range.
Ferris junior center Zach Hankins continued his dominant play, recording yet another double-double with a team-high 18 points and 18 rebounds with three blocks as well. Ferris redshirt freshman Jaylin McFadden lit up the scoreboard recording a career-high 16 points coming off the bench.
With the victory, the Dawgs continued to build on their school record 22-game winning streak and extended their season record to 34-1.
The No. 1 Bulldogs will now prepare for a rematch of last year’s NCAA Div. 2 semifinals with the No. 2 University of Findlay Oilers.
With an Elite-8 berth on the line, the Dawgs will look to put their best game together when they host the Oilers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Wink Arena.
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