GVL / Kevin Sielaff - Lindsay Baker (15) gets tied up and looks to pass the ball.  The Lakers defeat the Chargers of Hillsdale College Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU downs SVSU in GLIAC semifinal

Grand Valley State had its script, and knew it well. The game against Saginaw Valley State started just as the first two against the Cardinals had, with a big GVSU first half lead. In the past, GVSU's lead had fallen in the final quarter. After outscoring the Cardinals 27-9 in the first quarter this game, it was time for the Lakers to rehearse their lines for the third act against SVSU. This time, the No.

GVL / Adam Knorr - Piper Tucker (11) drives to the hoop for a layup. The Lakers down the Bulldogs of Ferris State with a final score of 80-46 Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 in Allendale.

GVSU women's hoops routs Ferris State

The start was slow and uninspired, but the final score wouldn't suggest so. The Grand Valley State women's basketball team caught fire after a sluggish first quarter and brushed away the Ferris State Bulldogs 80-46 at Fieldhouse Arena on Feb. 25.

GVL/ Luke Holmes - Aaron Hayes (1) jumps up for the shot. Grand Valley defeated Ferris State 78-69 in the Fieldhouse Arena Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

GVSU earns GLIAC tournament berth

With just over eight minutes to go in the game, senior center Chaz Rollins stopped, squared up and drained the first 3-pointer of his career. The dagger put the Grand Valley State men's basketball team ahead by 10, nearly blew the cover off Fieldhouse Arena and all-but-sealed a win over Ferris State.