Edinboro, Pa. – Host Edinboro jumped out to a nine-point
lead only five minutes into the game and went on to record a 90-75
non-conference win over the Ferris State women’s basketball
squad on Saturday (Nov. 21) evening at the McComb Fieldhouse in
The Fighting Scots built a 16-7 advantage at the 15:13 mark of the intial period and led by nine points (49-40) at halftime. FSU cut the deficit to seven points twice in the final half, but could get no closer in dropping its second-straight road contest to open the season.
The game represented the first-ever series’ meeting between the two schools.
Edinboro improved to 2-0 this season behind a 26-point performance from guard Samantha Reimer. She also dished out six assists and was one of four EU players to reach double-figure scoring as Renee’ Brown chipped in 14 points, Kelcie Hellmer scored 12 points and Kelsey Conklin added 11 points.
Turnovers severely hampered the Bulldogs as FSU finished with 32 miscues in the game, leading to Edinboro’s 33-15 edge in points off turnovers. The Fighting Scots also grabbed 16 offensive rebounds as they held an 11-2 margin in second chance scoring.
All five Bulldog starters finished the game in double-figure scoring. Junior forward Amy Joostberns tallied 16 points, junior forward Tiara Adams netted 13 points, sophomore guard Tricia Principe added 11 points while both junior guard Becci Houdek and sophomore guard Kelsey DeNoyelles totaled 10 points apiece. Adams narrowly missed a double-double effort with a game-high nine rebounds.
The Bulldogs shot the ball well from the floor as FSU finished at 53.5% (23-43) shooting for the night. FSU was four-of-six (66.7%) beyond the three-point line and 25-of-31 (80.6%) at the free throw stripe.
Edinboro made 31-of-75 (41.3%) field goal tries and nine-of-21 (42.9%) long range attempts in addition to a 19-of-22 (86.4%) showing at the charity line.
Ferris State returns home to host regional opponent Lewis (Ill.) in its home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 24, with the non-league tipoff set for 6 p.m. (EST) inside FSU’s Jim Wink Arena at Big Rapids, Mich. Fans can receive free admission for the game in exchange for a monetary donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the door.
Bulldog Bites: Ferris went nine deep in the game and the Fighting Scots had 12 players see action ……. FSU dropped to 29-7 all-time versus Pennsylvania schools with the setback, including a 24-5 mark under head coach Tracey Dorow ……… Sophomore guard Lindsey Pettit narrowly missed being the sixth Bulldog player to reach double-digits with nine points in the outing ……… The game featured no lead changes ……… FSU shot 59.1% (13-22) in the second half …….. Edinboro posted a slim 35-34 rebounding advantage for the game.