FSU vs. MIT
Framingham’s losing streak continued to eight games when it visited MIT on Feb. 12. The Engineers used a 36-26 rebounding advantage to carry them to a 63-52 victory.
Tony Alexandre led the way for the Rams with 25 points and collected eight rebounds in the loss. Tim McCarthy also contributed 14 points in the loss. The two combined for over half the team’s points and couldn’t overcome the Engineers.
The Rams didn’t give up in the second half and cut the once 13-point lead to 45-45 with seven minutes remaining. After the scored tied at 50-50 with a 3-pointer from McCarthy, MIT never gave up their lead from there on. The Engineers closed out the game on a 13-2 run. The Engineers were led by Jomard Bradley who had a double double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. With the loss, the Rams drop to 4-19 on the year.
FSU vs. Worcester State
Framingham snapped out of its cold losing streak of eight with the 67-64 win over Worcester State University at home on Feb. 17.
The Rams used the fast start in the first half to sustain the lead all game to win.
Framingham jumped out to a 17-3 lead with back-to-back 3-pointers made from Joe McCabe and McCarthy. However, Worcester cut the lead from 22 points to 10 at the half with the score 36-26.
The Rams were led by Alexandre who recorded a double double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. McCarthy also scored 11 and contributed a team-high four assists.
Alexandre wasn’t the only player to have over 20 points. Worcester’s Shakir Bilal had a game-high 24 points in the loss.
Bilal leads the Lancers with a season average of 17.4 points per game.
Worcester’s Alex Santos sparked a 13-5 run with 3 3-pointers to tie the game at 50-50. The Rams responded with a 7-0 run of their own and they never lost their lead. With the loss the Lancers MASCAC record drops to 7-4.
Framingham shot 44 percent on 11-of-25 from behind the arc which was a big factor in the win. With the 67-64 win by the Rams, Framingham improved to 5-19 overall and 2-9 in the conference. The final home game is on Saturday, Feb. 20 against the Fitchburg State Falcons.