Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University women's basketball squad fought hard on Saturday (Jan. 12), but came out on the short end of a 53-42 setback to Northern Michigan in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) women's basketball action at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.
Against the division-leading Wildcats, Ferris State fell behind 14-8 in the first period and could not rally back despite outscoring NMU 14-12 in the final period.
The Bulldogs were held to only 25% shooting for the game and went seven-of-28 (25%) from long range and five-of-six (83%) at the line in the setback.
Meanwhile, NMU shot only 29% overall and hit nine-of-38 (24%) three's and eight-of-11 (73%) free throws.
Northern Michigan's Darby Youngstrom led the Wildcats with a team-high 16 points and 12 rebounds in a double-double performance.
The Bulldogs forced 14 turnovers, but NMU owned a 55-36 rebounding edge and pulled down 24 offensive caroms in the win as they moved to 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the GLIAC.
FSU is now 7-7 this season following the road setback.
The Bulldogs will return home to open a three-game homestand on Thursday (Jan. 17) as FSU hosts Purdue Northwest starting at 5:30 p.m. (ET) inside Jim Wink Arena.