Rams rout Worcester State

(Photo By Allie Gath)

Framingham State hosted Worcester State in a MASCAC game on Feb. 17.

The Rams started the game on a 16-0 run, with all five starters registering at least one point on the run.  The first quarter ended with Framingham on top 20-4.

The Lancers fought back in the second quarter but were unable to make up any ground on the Rams. The 16-point lead would hold going into the half.

Framingham added to its lead in both the third and the fourth quarters.

The third quarter started with a minor comeback from the Lancers before the Rams took advantage of Worcester’s turnovers. Framingham turned the Lancers over nine times in the quarter and went into the fourth up by 21 points.

The fourth quarter was much of the same. The Rams again took advantage of turnovers by forcing eight more. Framingham added five more points to its lead and won by a margin of 26 points over the Lancers.

Sarah Palace led the way for the Rams, scoring a game-high 19 points and adding five rebounds.

Alycia Rackliffe had her 14th double double on the season as she scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds.

Raegan Mulherin scored 11 points for the Rams and grabbed six rebounds.

Monta Connolly grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with her seven points.

Quinn O’Connell came off the bench to score 10 points.

In their win, the Rams shot 40 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point territory. They scored 30 points off of the 28 turnovers they forced.

Framingham improved to 17-6 on the season and 9-2 in the MASCAC, still trailing Westfield by a game.

The Rams will host Fitchburg State on Feb. 20 in their regular season finale.