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SVSU falls to Ferris State despite 7 threes from Hoskins

SVSU falls to Ferris State despite 7 threes from Hoskins

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University men's basketball team dropped a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest, falling to Ferris State University on the road Saturday in Big Rapids, Mich.

The Cardinals took a four-point lead after three free throws from Darnell Hoskins Jr. with 2:37 to play. The Bulldogs (RV) scored the final eight points of the game and topped SVSU 88-84. The loss drops the Cardinals to 9-5 overall and 3-3 in the GLIAC.

How it Happened:

  • The contest started back-and-forth, but the Cardinals were able to build a 17-11 lead after a 3-pointer from Darnell Hoskins Jr. with 11:20 to play in the first half.
  • After Ferris State took a two-point lead, SVSU answered with threes from Hoskins Jr. and James Toohey to go back in front 24-20.
  • Ferris State went up 40-35 at the break after a 3-pointer from Lee Higgins at the end of the first half.
  • With the Bulldogs up 12 with 15 minutes to play, the Cardinals began to chip away at the deficit.
  • Hoskins Jr. cut the Ferris State lead to three with a triple with 8:22 to play.
  • The Cardinals went in front 81-80 with 3:13 to play on another Hoskins Jr. triple and he extended the lead on the next possession to four points after converting on three free throws.
  • Higgins scored the final eight points of the game, including a pair of triples to secure the win for the Bulldogs.

Inside the Box Score:

  • Darnell Hoskins Jr. led the Cardinals with 24 points on 7-of-13 shooting, hitting seven 3-pointers. He added four assists.
  • James Toohey finished with 14 points and three steals.
  • Delano Smith recorded 10 points and seven rebounds, while Tyler Witz added nine points and a team-high eight rebounds.
  • The Cardinals shot 27-of-66 from the field, 10-of-23 from deep, and 20-of-27 at the line.
  • Lee Higgins led the Bulldogs with 24 points, while Dorian Aluyi finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double.
  • The Bulldogs outrebounded the Cardinals 42-35.

Up Next:

The Cardinals return home to host Northern Michigan University at 8 pm Thursday at the James E. O'Neill Jr. Arena.