Cardinals outlast Bulldogs, win fourth straight contest


Winning is nothing new to the Saginaw Valley men’s basketball team.

After the team’s 74-72 victory over Ferris State on Saturday, Jan. 30, the team is 16-4, 12-2 in the GLIAC, and riding a four-game win streak.

According to senior guard Damon Bozeman, the key to the team’s success has been keeping its focus.

“We try to take every game (one at a time),” he said. “Our team is working really hard to finish these games.”

Saturday’s game figured to be tough, as it featured the top two teams in the GLIAC North Division.

SVSU started the game quickly, but it was Ferris State that went into halftime with a 28-24 lead.

In the second half, the contest went back and forth before SVSU surged ahead late in the game.

The Cards’ held a 69-62 lead with a little over a minute to play, but the Bulldogs fought back.

After going back and forth, with three ties and eight lead changes, the Cardinals grabbed the close victory.

C.J. Turnage was the team’s leading scorer, posting 24 points, seven boards, two assists and one block. Kellen Smith led the team with eight rebounds and five assists.

SVSU shot 22-of-57, ending the game with a 38.5 shooting percentage from the field.

Saginaw Valley will travel to Hillsdale College on Monday for an 8 p.m. matchup with the Chargers.