BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team went down in defeat to Ferris State on Saturday (Jan. 22) to split the regular season series with the Bulldogs. Ferris outscored NMU 40-19 in the first half and went on to win, 74-44.
“Ferris State is playing extremely good basketball right now,” NMU head coach Troy Mattson said. “They’re a good team who shot the lights out.”
Ferris (9-8, 5-6 GLIAC) shot 48 percent from the field and made 7-of-12 3-pointers. Every Bulldog that got in the game scored a point as they were led by Becci Houdek’s 17 and Andrea Clancy’s 10.
NMU shot 30 percent from the floor only making 2-of-14 3-pointers and missing 10 of its 22 free throws.
Both teams had 14 turnovers but the Bulldogs pulled down 46 rebounds compared to the ‘Cats 25.
Nine Wildcats got in the scoring column as they were led by Kellie Rietveld with 12 and Jaclyn Davey with eight.
Ferris lead by 21 at half 40-19. NMU went scoreless for six minutes in the first half.
“We put in a good effort but we have some players out.” Mattson said.
The Wildcats will be back in action next weekend when they host Hillsdale and Northwood on Thursday (Jan. 27) and Saturday (Jan. 29) from the Berry Events Center.
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