The Northwood Timberwolves were too much for the Ferris State University women’s basketball squad on Saturday (Jan. 24) as the visitors captured a 83-67 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win inside FSU’s Jim Wink Arena at Big Rapids, Mich.
The Timberwolves claimed the Community Health Day contest by shooting 50.9% (29-57) for the game and forcing 22 Bulldog turnovers in improving to 13-4 overall and 8-4 in GLIAC action. The win was only NU’s second over the Bulldogs in the last 27 games between the two teams.
NU bolted out to a 37-26 halftime lead and then outscored FSU 46-41 in the final period as Ferris dropped to 5-11 overall and 3-9 in league play.
Pam Wilson scored a game-high 25 points for Northwood while Megan Starnes added 18 points and Jodi Ostergren chipped in with 14 points.
Three Bulldog players also reached double-digits as freshman guard Kelsey DeNoyelles tallied a team-high 11 points, sophomore guard Chelsea Simonetti finished with 10 points and sophomore forward Tiara Adams netted a double-double effort with both 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Ferris was held to a 36.5% (23-63) shooting figure and connected on only four-of-13 (30.8%) three-pointers in addition to 17-of-20 (85%) free throws. Meanwhile, Northwood hit six-of-13 (46.2%) long range tries as part of their 50.9% shooting percentage while hitting 19-of-25 (76%) attempts from the charity stripe.
Ferris compiled 15 assists, 10 steals and three blocked shots compared to NU’s 18 assists, 11 steals and five blocks. Sarah Glowacki tallied a game-high nine assists for Northwood, which was outrebounded 39-35 by the Bulldogs.
Ferris forced 19 turnovers and that helped the Bulldogs own a 26-14 edge in points off turnovers. FSU’s bench also outscored the Northwood reserves by a 30-12 count.
The Bulldogs’ only lead in the game came on the first basket of the contest as the Timberwolves never trailed from that point on.
Ferris State wrapped up a five-game homestand with the setback. The Bulldogs next open up a four-game league road swing by visiting Northern Michigan on Thursday (Jan. 29) evening with tipoff set for 5:30 p.m. (EST) inside NMU’s Berry Events Center at Marquette, Mich.