Ferris State Sprints Past Storm For Sixth Consecutive Win This Season

Ferris State Sprints Past Storm For Sixth Consecutive Win This Season
Painesville, Ohio - The Ferris State University men's basketball team rolled to an 84-56 road victory over the Lake Erie Storm on Thursday (Jan. 5) as FSU resumed Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action inside the Osborne Center.

The win was the Bulldogs' sixth-straight and came in their final game against a GLIAC South Division foe this season. FSU jumped out early 22-5 and never trailed in the outing as the Bulldogs improved to 11-3 overall and 5-2 in the GLIAC this year.

Senior guard Quentin Ruff led the way with a game-high 23 points, going 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, while sophomore center Zach Hankins went 10-of-11 from the floor with 21 points.

While Ferris State took only two shots from the free throw line in the first half, they shot 50 percent from the floor and took a 38-27 lead into the second half, and stepped on the gas for a 46-29 edge in the second half for a 28-point margin of victory.

Four Bulldogs finished in double digits with junior guard Drew Cushingberry adding 15 points and sophomore guard Greg Williams putting up 11 points.

The Bulldogs won the rebounding battle 36-30 with Hankins registering eight on the evening. Hankins also tacked on four blocked shots in the game.

Brogan Scott led the Storm with 13 points while Mitch Loomis notched 10 overall. Scott also led Lake Erie with seven rebounds on the evening.

Ferris State finished the game shooting 55.4% overall, making 36-of-65 shots in the game. Lake Erie made 26-of-56 field goals, shooting 46.4% overall.

The win was Ferris State's sixth in a row  to date and it also marked the sixth-straight game in which FSU has put up 80 points or more.

The Bulldogs currently hold a four-game road winning streak and will finish up a four-game road stretch at Lake Superior State on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. (ET). FSU then retrns to Big Rapids to take on the Northwood Timberwolves on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m. (ET) inside Jim Wink Arena.