Top-Ranked Ashland Races Past Bulldogs In Women's Basketball Before Large Crowd In Ohio

Riley Blair

Ashland, Ohio - Nationally top-ranked Ashland University used a big first half run to take control en route to a 122-53 triumph over the Ferris State University women's basketball squad in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) action on Saturday at Kates Gymnasium.

The Eagles won their NCAA record 61st consecutive game by topping the 100-point mark for the 15th time this season in improving to 24-0 overall and 16-0 in the GLIAC.

FSU, which is midst a four-game road stretch, dropped to 13-11 overall and 7-9 in the GLIAC after earning a split on the road in Ohio this week.

The Bulldogs were led by freshman guard Shaniya Huggins, who netted a team-high nine points with junior Abby Nakfoor adding eight points off the bench.

The Eagles got a game-high 24 points from talented senior Laina Snyder along with 21 points by Maddie Dacken in the win.

AU forced 26 FSU turnovers and limited the Bulldogs to only 29% shooting while shooting 66% from the floor on their own in the triumph.

Ashland also held a 45-30 rebounding edge in the win over Ferris State, which had its two-game win streak snapped.

The Bulldogs, who have four games remaining in the regular season and are still in contention for a GLIAC Tournament berth, will travel to Michigan's Upper Peninsula next week. FSU will first visit Michigan Tech on Thursday (Feb. 15) for a 5:30 p.m. (ET) game in Houghton before facing Northern Michigan on Saturday (Feb. 17) in Marquette at 3 p.m.