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Bulldogs pull away late to top Cardinals in GLIAC Quarters

Bulldogs pull away late to top Cardinals in GLIAC Quarters

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Saginaw Valley State University women's basketball team fell to Ferris State University 82-68 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night from Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids, Mich. 

SVSU closes the season with a 16-11 overall record and an 11-8 mark in GLIAC play.

How it happened:

  • The Cardinals started strong, getting a 3-point basket from Tyler Scheid, and baskets from Kaitlyn Zarycki and Maddie Barrie
  • SVSU opened up a six-point lead with 2:30 left in the quarter after a Zarycki jumper. 
  • Both teams struggled towards the end of the quarter, and SVSU held a 16-10 advantage after one.
  • A Zarycki layup built the Cardinal lead to eight points in the second quarter. 
  • Ferris State responded with a 15-0 run to take a 26-18 lead.
  • Back-to-back 3-pointers by Rachel Rustad helped slow the Bulldogs down. 
  • Rustad hit another 3-pointer with 52 seconds left in the half, before a layup by Ferris State allowed the Bulldogs to take a 32-29 halftime lead. 
  • SVSU quickly jumped ahead in the third quarter after layups by Barrie and Tori DePerry
  • The Bulldogs opened up a six-point lead with 7:43 left in the period.
  • A layup by Rustad with 4:55 left in the quarter put the Cardinals back in front before the Bulldogs took a five-point advantage heading into the final quarter.
  • After a Maddie Maloney jumper with 7:17 left in the game, Ferris State went on an 11-2 run and opened up a 10-point lead.
  • The Cardinals were unable to answer, as the Bulldogs led by as many as 16 points en route to victory. 

Inside the Box Score:

  • Maddie Maloney led SVSU with 13 points and four assists. The senior was 5-of-9 from the field.
  • Rustad scored a career-high 11 points and was 3-of-3 from 3-point range. 
  • Zarycki and DePerry posted 10 points each. Zarycki added eight assists and seven rebounds. She led the Cardinals in scoring this season with 505 points. 
  • SVSU was 26-of-54 from the field, 8-of-21 from deep, and 8-of-11 from the free-throw line.
  • Adrienne Anderson led the Bulldogs with a game-high 22 points.