Slow Start for the Panthers Leads to Loss at Ferris State

Slow Start for the Panthers Leads to Loss at Ferris State

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Ohio Dominican men's basketball team got off to slow start on Sunday afternoon as they fell to Ferris State, 115-46, in its first GLIAC road contest of the season.

With all of the practice adjustments throughout the seven day layoff for ODU, including finals week for the student-athletes and practicing at an offsite gymnasium, the Panthers (1-6, 0-3 GLIAC) seemed to be out of sync both offensively and defensively. The Bulldogs (6-2, 3-0 GLIAC) stayed unbeaten at home in their fourth game at Jim Wink Arena this season.

This was the first time the Panthers, who came into the game averaging 72.8 points per contest, have been held under 50 points since February 15, when they scored 41 points at home against Malone.

In a game which the Panthers never led, ODU shot just 33.3 percent (15-45) for the game while FSU shot 62.3 percent (43-69) from the field.

ODU was led by Bobby Stauffer (Lexington, KY) with 11 points. Freshmen Kwamel Wade (Westerville, OH) and Adam Cytlak (Van Buren, OH), as well as sophomore Kris Little (Columbus, OH) each made their collegiate debuts. Wade scored five points while tying for the team high in rebounds with four.

The Black and Gold will look to bounce back on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. as they travel to Allendale, Michigan to face Grand Valley State.

Contact: Tyler Jester