Tiffin, Ohio - Unbeaten Tiffin established an early lead and beat the Ferris State Bulldogs by a 78-49 count in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for both teams at TU's Gillmor Center on Thursday (Dec. 1) night in Tiffin, Ohio.
The Dragons built a 40-28 halftime lead and extended the margin to 48-29 only three minutes into the second half. They never looked back in posting the decisive win.
With the loss, the Bulldogs dropped to 2-2 overall. TU improved to 4-0 on the year in the first conference game for both squads.
FSU shot only 34% from the floor and turned the ball over 24 times.
Meanwhile, Tiffin had four players reach double-figure scoring and converted 40% of its field goals, including a nine-of-23 (39.1%) showing from beyond the arc. Jennifer Johnson paced TU with 15 points while both Mandy Jaeb and Karli Mast netted 12 points each.
Tiffin had a significant edge at the free throw line where they were 21-of-29 (72.4%) overall compared to FSU's eight-of-12 (66.7%) showing.
The Bulldogs owned a slim 39-37 rebounding margin for the game.
Ferris State will wrap up its two-game road trip to Ohio by visiting Ohio Dominican for the first-time ever on Saturday, Dec. 3, with tipoff set for 1 p.m. (ET) in Columbus, Ohio.
Saturday's game will be carried live by the Bulldog Sports Network and Sunny 97.3 FM with Rob Bentley providing the play-by-play coverage. Pregame starts at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on Sunny 97.3 or online at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com.