BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — No. 3 Findlay dropped its second consecutive game as it fell 84-66 to Ferris State on Saturday. The loss drops the Oilers to 21-3 on the season with a 14-3 mark in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
The Oilers built a 14-point lead midway through the first half, but the Bulldogs battled back despite All-American forward Justin Keenan being on the bench due to foul trouble. Eventually, Ferris State closed the gap and tied the game at 34-34 when the buzzer sounded.
In the second period, Ferris State took control of the game and put itself in the driver’s seat to host the GLIAC Tournament in March.
Junior guard Kyle Caiola led the team with 13 points while sophomore guard Aaron Robinson and senior guard Nathan Hyde contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively.
As a team, the Oilers shot 38.6 percent (22 of 57) from the floor while the Bulldogs connected on 50.9 percent (29 of 57) from the field.
Keenan led Ferris State with 19 points and nine rebounds while Darien Gay recorded 16 points and five assists.