Men’s basketball snaps three-game skid with 67-63 win over Wheaton

Framingham lost to Maine Maritime in a nonconference matchup on Nov. 18. Framingham began the game going 0-of-4 and committing two turnovers before making its first shot at the 16:40 mark, approximately.

Benjamin Roache made a 3-pointer three minutes within checking in. His 3-pointer would start a 7-0 run for Framingham which would stretch the lead to 12-2. Sam Melkin of Maine Maritime ended the run with a jump shot to cut the lead to 12-4.

Framingham stretched its lead to as large as 17 after back-to-back threes from Steve Vayda and Wesley Ogbevoen. Coming out of the timeout, the Mariners missed back-to-back jumpers before making one following a Framingham missed 3-pointer. Patrick Gould ended the first half for the Rams with a layup following the 3-pointer and a made free throw from the Mariners.

The second half began with a back-and-forth battle, with each side trading baskets and the Mariners cutting the lead to 10.

Both sides continued trading baskets until Maine Maritime scored 12 unanswered points. Framingham regained the lead with five quick points off two made free throws and a 3-pointer from Patrick Gould. Framingham missed its next four shots while the Mariners scored six unanswered regaining the lead.  Coming out of the timeout, the Rams missed three 3-pointers in the final seconds, losing the game by a score of 57-53.

Framingham was led by Tyri Hampton with nine points and two rebounds. Patrick Gould contributed eight points on 2-for-6 shooting from the field.


Framingham’s losing streak continued to three after losing to Regis at home on Nov. 22.

Regis came out hot with a 15-4 run, with Shaun Wingfield making two 3-pointers. Framingham responded with seven quick points, a three from Roache and layups from Ogbevoen and Payton.

Both sides kept trading baskets with Ogbevoen scoring five points cutting the lead to 21-20. Regis stretched its lead once again outscoring the Rams 9-2 in a two-minute spurt. Timothy Mangano scored a jump shot and a 3-pointer cutting the lead to five. Framingham closed the half with a made free throw from Ogbevoen cutting the lead to 34-28.

Framingham began the second half trading shots with Regis trying to make a comeback, but Regis stretched its lead to as much as 10.

The Rams cut the lead after five points from Gould and Valbrun to cut the lead to eight with 11 minutes remaining. Both sides traded baskets until Framingham scored eight unanswered cutting the lead to four. Isiah Wilson scored back-to-back baskets stretching the lead back to eight but Ogbevoen scored a basket and the foul reducing the lead to four.

Unfortunately for Framingham that’s as close as it would get as Regis closed the game out on a 11-5 run.

Jordan Seldon led the way for Regis with 17 points and seven rebounds while Wingfield chipped in 10 off the bench.

Payton scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting and Ogbevoen also contributed 15 points and four steals.


Framingham’s losing streak continued when it took on Manhattanville on Nov. 19 with a score of 69-64.

Manhattanville came out hot early starting the game on a 9-2 run. After a Vayda made jumper, the Valiants responded with six quick points extending the lead to 11. The lead grew to as much as 14 with nine minutes remaining in the half.

The Rams cold spell continued throughout the first half with the lead growing to 18 with two minutes remaining. Charles Valbrun ended the first half for Framingham with a layup off an offensive rebound. The Valiants gained a big lead due to their great bench play, getting 22 points out of their unit.

Framingham and Manhattanville continued trading baskets in the beginning of the second half. The Rams tried clawing their way back, but the Valiants kept their foot on the gas pedal, outscoring the Rams 19-17 in the first 10 minutes to keep the lead at 22.

The Rams began their comeback with 13 unanswered points to cut the lead to nine. Framingham made three 3-pointers in that stretch, two from Hampton and one from Manny Payton. Framingham kept trying to cut into the lead. After a made free throw from Payton, the Rams was unable to close the game out missing their last three shots.

Manhattanville was led by Willie Britton off the bench with 26 points, six rebounds and a steal. Payton led the way for Framingham with 17 points, three rebounds and three assists. Hampton also contributed 15 points off the bench for Framingham.


Framingham ended its losing streak at three with a 67-63 win over Wheaton College.

The Rams were locked in an offensive shootout with the Lyons. Patrick Gould came out hot with three straight 3-pointers to give them an 11-9 lead early. Both teams continued trading baskets with the lead not growing any more than seven for either side. Framingham closed the first half out with a layup and a free throw from Tony Alexandre.

Framingham continued trading baskets with the Lyons. After a Payton made three, Regis responded with a free throw from Ryan Fogarty, Duaka Ekwensi scored an and-one. With the and-one the Pride cut the lead to 40-37. Regis kept fighting back with three ties between the teams and eventually gained the lead at 51-49 with a Riley Tetrealut layup. Framingham kept fighting back with seven straight points to regain the lead at 58-54.

After a Patrick Gould made 3-pointer, Fogarty scored on back-to-back layups to tie the game at 61. Framingham closed the game out with a Mangano layup and jump shot. After a Forgarty layup and a Framingham turnover, the Lyons were unable to tie the game. Payton closed the game with two free throws.

Patrick Gould led the way for Framingham with 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting from behind the arc with two rebounds and one assist. Alexandre chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds, Payton also contributed 13 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals.

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