MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team had a balanced scoring effort but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the Ferris State Bulldogs tonight in GLIAC conference action. Led by Rachel Folcik with 21 points, the Bulldogs defeated the ‘Cats 71-47. The 'Cats are now 6-10 overall and 2-5 in the GLIAC while the Bulldogs improve to 9-5 and 3-3, respectively.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring when Audrey Thwing had a put-back at 18:31 but the ‘Cats quickly responded with a jumper by Kelsey Deacon. Maria Kasza hit back-to-back three-pointers at 8:54 and 8:25 of the first half to put the ‘Cats just one-point down to the Bulldogs but the ‘Cats were never able to regain the lead. Ferris State held a three-point lead at the half before coming out and sealing the deal in the second half when they scored 33 points while holding the ‘Cats to 19.
Cassi Rushford led the ‘Cats with nine points while Allison Carroll and Maria Kasza added eight points a piece. Freshman Angie Leckson had a team high seven rebounds and added seven points and one block.
The ‘Cats will be back in action on Saturday (Jan. 13) when they host the Grand Valley State Lakers at 1:00 p.m. at the Berry Events Center. Saturday is the first of four trading card days. The first 750 fans to enter the game will receive the trading cards for the NMU freshmen.
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