Rams claim second seed in MASCAC Tournament

Monta Connolly (5) fights for the ball in the paint in Framingham’s blowout win over Fitchburg State. (Photo By Cass Doherty)

The Rams took on Fitchburg State in a MASCAC game on Feb. 20 in their regular season finale.

The first quarter was all Rams, as they took advantage of the Falcon’s turnovers and missed field goals.

By the end of the quarter, it was 26-1. Quinn O’Connell led the way for the Rams, scoring 11 of her 13 points in the first.

The second quarter was much of the same. The Rams jumped out to another quick start in the quarter, and outscored the Falcons 21-2 to go into halftime with a 47-3 lead.

Framingham went on to outscore Fitchburg in both the third and the fourth quarters and went on to win by the final score of 83-24.

The 59 point win is the Rams biggest margin of victory on the season. In the win, Framingham shot 43 percent from the field compared to 12 percent from the Falcons. The Rams shot 33 percent from behind the 3 point line and forced 34 turnovers in the blowout.

The leading scorer in the game was Lauren Donahue. She scored a season-high 22 points, and also had seven steals.

Alycia Rackliffe and Monta Connolly both barely missed double doubles. Rackliffe went for nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Connolly also had 13 rebounds and scored eight points.

Raegan Mulherin pitched in 15 points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out three assists.

Tiphani Harris and Olivia Warila both came off the bench to contribute for the Rams. Harris grabbed eight rebounds and scored four points. Warila scored seven points.

Framingham ended its season with a record of 18-6 and 10-2 in the MASCAC, locking up the second seed heading into the conference tournament.