The University of Findlay women's basketball team saw their season come to a close on Wednesday, Feb. 29 in Big Rapids, Mich. as they fell 68-61 to Ferris State University in the first round of the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament. The Oilers end the year with a 15-12 record.
The Oilers took a 30-29 advantage at the break and held a 45-42 lead with just under 12 minutes to play before the Bulldogs went on a 10-0 run to make the score 52-45 with 9:07 left.
Not giving up easily, the Oilers trimmed the Bulldogs lead to one at 55-54 on a triple from senior guard Clare Aubry with just under five minutes remaining in the contest.
After trading buckets, the Oilers climbed to within three on another three pointer from Aubry with 25 seconds left, but the Bulldogs closed out the game at the free throw line to end Findlay's upset bid.
The Oilers shot 36.4 percent (20-of-55) from the floor and drilled 9-of-23 (39.1%) shots from behind the three point line. The Bulldogs meanwhile hit 49.1 percent (26-of-53) of their shots in the game.
Junior forward Kayla Brown led the Oilers with a game-high 19 points and six rebounds while Aubry tallied 18 points, five assists and four rebounds in her final collegiate game.
The Bulldogs received 16 points from Sarah DeShone and 14 more from Nikki Arner.