Men’s basketball wins home-opener against Newbury

Framingham State opened up its season on Nov. 13 in the Babson Invitational Tournament against Babson College, ranked 10th in the country, in their first round game.

Tied at 15 points apiece at the midway mark of the first half, the Rams held their own until Babson went on a 13-0 run, eventually going up 32-21 at the half.

Framingham came out hot in the second, as Daniel Gould knocked down two 3-pointers to pull the Rams within five.

Babson followed with a 12-2 run.

The Rams came back to cut the lead to 12 with a run of their own, but this was quickly followed by a 14-2 run by Babson, which put the game out of reach.

The Rams were defeated 69-41 in the season opener, dropping them to 0-1.

Joseph McCabe led the Rams in scoring with 10 points and added five rebounds. Daniel Gould dished out a team high three assists and added six points. Tony Alexandre had six points and seven rebounds, while Patrick Gould contributed five points.

By Matt Ferris

Asst. Sports Editor

Framingham State took on Bridgewater State in a consolation game in the Babson Invitational Tournament on Nov. 14.

The Bears came out hot in the opening half, jumping out to an early 10-point lead.

The Rams countered with a 17-2 run to put them back in the game.

At the half, Framingham State found itself down 37-29.

Bridgewater had its biggest lead of 12 in the second half before the Rams went on a 17-4 to take the lead by a point with 12 minutes remaining.

With five minutes to play, the Bears went on a 6-0 run to pull even at 62. Alexandre put the Rams back up 64-62, but a 4-0 run from Bridgewater put the Bears up by two with two minutes remaining.

Framingham had four chances to tie or win the game, but came up empty on every try as the Bears defeated them 66-64.

In the loss, Daniel Gould led the way with 22 points and added two assists. McCabe scored 15 points and had three rebounds. Alexandre led the team with 12 rebounds and contributed eight points.

The loss drops the Rams to 0-2 on the season.

By Matt Ferris

Asst. Sports Editor

The Rams hosted Newbury College in their home opener on Nov. 17.

The Rams took an early lead 21-11, behind three triples from Timothy McCarthy. The Nighthawks battled their way back in the game at the half.

The Rams jumped out to a 45-29 early in the second half.

The Nighthawks pulled to within 11, but the Rams put the game out of reach with an 8-0 run that included threes from Daniel Gould and McCabe.

The Rams earned their first victory on the season by a score of 71-53.

McCarthy led scorers with 23 points and added five rebounds. Alexandre contributed 16 points and eight boards. Jacek Louisville filled up the stat sheet with 10 points, five rebounds and four assists. Daniel Gould went for nine points and had two rebounds.

The Rams move to 1-2 on the season.

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