Men’s basketball drops two

Framingham State dropped its sixth straight game on Saturday Feb. 6 when it traveled to Westfield State.

The Rams saw three scorers reach double figures and were led by Tim Mangano, who contributed19 points on nine of 16 shooting.

Jacek Louisville and Tim McCarthy were the other two Rams in double-digits, each contributing 10.

The Rams were plagued by Owls center Shane Pasquantonio. Standing at 6-foot-6, Pasquantonio shot five of seven from the field for 14 points and added 10 rebounds.

Westfield’s Tchuijo Nkamebo was just a point shy of also contributing a double double. The forward went for nine points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

The leading rebounder for Framingham was Tony Alexandre, who pulled in eight boards, while adding eight points of his own.

The Owls shot a remarkable 53.7 percent, while the Rams were down at 40.3.

The big difference came from beyond the arc. The Rams only shot 27.3 percent, while Westfield shot 54.5 percent en route to a 71-60 win.

The losing streak slipped to seven when the Rams traveled to North Adams to take on MCLA.

The Rams were led by Alexandre who scored a game-high 22 points, while adding 14 rebounds.

Alexandre shot 10 of 19 from the field and added two assists, two steals and a block to his double double.

The Rams second leading scorer was Mangano, who went for 12 points. He has now tallied double figures in five of the team’s last six games.

The Trailblazers were led by Dakari Hannah-Woburn. Hannah-Woburn went for 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.

Framingham controlled the glass, securing 46 rebounds to MCLA’s 40, but 3-pointers were again a struggle for the Rams.

The Trailblazers shot 36.8 percent from downtown, but the Rams were only able to make two of their 17 attempts, a mere 11.8 percent.

The loss dropped the Rams to 1-9 in the MASCAC, while the Trailblazers improved to a disappointing 2-8.