#23 Michigan Tech Uses Big Second Half To Comeback & Beat Bulldogs In Women's Action

#23 Michigan Tech Uses Big Second Half To Comeback & Beat Bulldogs In Women's Action

Houghton, Mich. - A strong defensive performance in the second half helped nationally 23rd-ranked Michigan Tech come back to beat the Ferris State University women's basketball squad on Thursday (Jan. 15) night in Houghton as the Huskies posted a 65-50 win over the Bulldogs in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.

FSU held a 36-35 lead at halftime, but Michigan Tech limited FSU to only 14 points in the second half to move to 12-1 overall and 8-1 in league action as GLIAC North Division play began on Thursday. The Huskies outscored FSU 16-2 to start the final 20 minutes and outscored the Bulldogs 30-14 in the final frame.

The loss was the second-straight for FSU, which dropped to 7-5 overall and 5-4 in the GLIAC.

Turnovers hurt the Bulldogs as Ferris State finished with 21 miscues to only five for the Huskies, which resulted in a 33-5 edge in points off turnovers for Michigan Tech.

Ferris State received 13 points and nine rebounds from junior center Christina Branch to go with 12 points from sophomore guard Ally Christman, but those were the only two FSU players to reach double-digits in the game.

Michigan Tech was led by Kylie Moxley, who tallied 15 points. Morgan Anderson added 13 points and also dished out six assists for the Huskies, who posted their fifth-straight win over FSU.

Ferris State shot 58% from the floor in the opening half, but was limited to only 26.3% shooting in the final period to finish at 44.4% overall for the contest. FSU hit three-of-11 (27.3%) three's and seven-of-10 (70%) free throws.

Meanwhile, Michigan Tech finished shooting at a 47% clip and was six-of-18 (33.3%) beyond the three-point stripe in addition to three-of-five (60%) at the line.

On the glass, FSU owned a 35-25 rebounding advantage and came down with 10 offensive boards to only eight for Michigan Tech. FSU also outscored the Huskies 30-24 in the paint, but MTU posted 11 steals and four blocked shots to only three each for Ferris State.

Along with the two players in double-figures, Ferris State received seven points from junior guard Dena Droste and six points by senior forward Heidi Highstreet. Senior forward Ashley Rando dished out a squad-best three assists and also had four rebounds, three points and two blocked shots along with a steal.

Overall, a total of six Michigan Tech players scored eight points or more in the contest, which featured seven lead changes.

Ferris State will try to get back on track Saturday (Jan. 17) as the Bulldogs head to Marquette to face Northern Michigan in GLIAC play. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. (ET) at the Berry Events Center and the contest can be heard live on Sunny 97.3 FM and the Bulldog Sports Network online at FerrisStateBulldogs.com.