Basketball "Senior Night" This Wednesday!
Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's basketball teams will play their final regular-season home games this Wednesday (Feb. 22) night against Hillsdale.
Tipoff for the women's game is set for 6 p.m. (ET) with the men's contest to follow at approximately 8 p.m. (ET) inside Jim Wink Arena.
Wednesday night is "Senior Night" as the Bulldogs honor a total of seven seniors, including four men's players in Dontae Molden, Jerrell Sanders, Jim Boylan and Spencer Sellner. The women's seniors include Lindsey Pettit, Kelsey DeNoyelles and Tricia Principe.
The "Senior Night" activities will take place immediately upon the conclusion of the women's contest after the two teams shake hands. Fans are encouraged to remain in their seats while the lights are dimmed for the special ceremony.
Ticket prices are $7 for adults or $5 for FSU faculty/staff, seniors (age 65+) and students in grades K-12. Ferris students are admitted free with their student identification cards. For more ticket info, please call the FSU Athletics Ticket Office at (231) 591-2888 or visit the official FSU website at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com.
Both of Wednesday's games will be carried live by the Bulldog Sports Network and Sunny 97.3 FM with Rob Bentley calling the play-by-play action and Sandy Gholston offering color commentary. Live audio will be streamed online at www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com in addition to a live pay-per-view video webcast.
The Bulldog women's basketball squad has claimed the GLIAC North Division Championship and is currently 18-5 overall and 15-2 in league play heading into Wednesday's home finale. Meanwhile, the men's squad is tied for the divisional lead heading into the week and owns a 15-9 overall mark with a 12-5 conference record.
After Wednesday's home finale, the Bulldogs will visit archrival Grand Valley State on Saturday, Feb. 25, for an evening doubleheader in Allendale beginning at 6 p.m. (ET). Both teams have clinched berths into the GLIAC Tournament with the official pairings to be announced following the conclusion of regular-season play this weekend.
Below are brief biographical sketches on all seven senior players:
#3 Lindsey Pettit
This four-year letterwinner will play in her 90th career contest on Wednesday and has started 23 games as a Bulldog player. A native of Portland, she's compiled nearly 400 points and more than 200 rebounds in her collegiate career. A two-sport athlete, she's also been a standout on the diamond as a member of the Bulldog Softball program. The three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree has played a key role on this year's championship team and been a valuable member of the FSU team the last four years.
#21 Kelsey DeNoyelles
One of the squad's veterans, she's played in 105 career contests during her Bulldog basketball career. In her career, she's tallied more than 700 points and nearly 330 rebounds while starting 78 games and earning four letters. This season, the GLIAC All-Academic Team selection helped lead the Bulldogs to the GLIAC North Division Championship in her final campaign. Additionally, she ranks among the school's all-time career free throw shooters and has made nearly 78% of her attempts.
#42 Tricia Principe
This standout guard is the school leader in career free throw percentage and among the top performers all-time in three-point field goals and three-point percentage. To date, she's scored nearly 1,000 career points in a Bulldog uniform, pulled down more than 380 rebounds and sank over 150 three-pointers. The three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team selection is the squad's second-leading scorer this year and has twice led the nation in free throw percent during her collegiate career.
#1 Dontae Molden
Entering Wednesday's regular-season home finale, this Bulldog senior guard has tallied 689 points and 316 rebounds while starting 92 of his 112 career games. His 438 career assists currently rank sixth in school history while his 173 steals are now seventh in the school's all-time annals. A year ago, he was a GLIAC All-Defensive Team honoree as FSU reached the Sweet Sixteen. The four-year letterwinner has been an instrumental leader in the team's success this season as the squad's only returning starter from a year ago.
#30 Jerrell Sanders
A versatile and talented player, this senior forward has averaged nearly 11 points and seven rebounds a game this year while starting all 24 contests for the Bulldogs. In his two years in uniform at Ferris State, he's played in 31 contests and scored nearly 300 points while pulling down almost 200 rebounds. A year ago, one of his many highlight-reel dunks landed him on ESPN. He has 13 double-figure scoring games this season and his 26 blocked shots rank among the top seasonal performances in school history.
#44 Spencer Sellner
This Bulldog senior forward has spent two seasons at Ferris State following a two-year career at Grand Rapids Community College. A native of Lowell, he's played in 15 games for the Bulldogs and was a valuable member of last season's GLIAC North Division Championship team that reached the Division II Sweet Sixteen. His efforts this year have helped keep the Bulldogs in title contention along with earning yet another GLIAC Tournament berth.
#54 Jim Boylan
This senior center is a four-year Bulldog letterwinner and was a member of FSU's GLIAC North Division Championship team and NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen squad a season ago. Wednesday night will mark his 66th career appearance in a Bulldog uniform. The three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team pick has started nine games for the Bulldogs this season while playing a key role in this year's success. A mainstay in the program, he's been with the Bulldogs for five seasons.