By Liam Gambon
The Framingham State Rams took on Suffolk in an away game on Dec. 3.
The Rams finished the first quarter down 14-13 but took the lead by the end of the second quarter with a lead of 34-31. The Rams would go on to win the game by a score of 61-50.
Raegan Mulherin finished with the game-high in points with 14. Shooting a solid 6-for-18. Center Alyicia Rackliffe finished just behind her with 12 points and also came away with 17 rebounds to record another double-double on the season. Forward Sarah Palace ended the game with 10 points in 13 minutes. Monta Connolly finished with four points and tied with Mulherin for the game-high in steals with four and also crashed the boards for eight rebounds. Lauren Donahue ended with eight points and three steals on the night.
The Rams finished with a low field goal percentage of 28.7 percent to Suffolk’s 31.0 percent.
The Rams also finished with a 3-point field goal percentage of 26.3 percent to Suffolk’s 27.3 percent. Framingham finished with 45 rebounds to Suffolk’s 41.
Framingham finished with 15 points off turnovers to Suffolk’s 13 and 13 bench points to Suffolk’s nine.
The Rams hosted UMass Boston at home in the midst of an early undefeated season.
Framingham was outscored 17-9 in the first quarter and 40-29 at the end of the second and took the lead by the end of the third quarter 56-53 and would go on to win the game 73-68.
Rackliffe finished with a team-high 15 points on 50 percent shooting and a game-high 17 rebounds as she owned the boards while also coming away with a game-high in blocks with eight. Donahue finished with 14 points and a game-high seven assists. Mulherin finished with 13 points and four assists. Forward Palace ended the game with 11 points and four rebounds. Connolly came off the bench and scored 10 points and collected seven rebounds with two steals and two assists. Tiphani Harris collected six rebounds off the bench while scoring six points.
The Rams finished with a solid field goal percentage shooting 42.2 percent to UMass Boston’s 30.9 percent and shot 38.9 percent from 3-point range to UMass Boston’s 32 percent.
Framingham dominated the paint racking up 32 points in the paint to the opposing teams 22 and benefited from their bench outscoring UMass Boston’s bench 20-18.
The Rams will travel to face Anna Maria on Saturday, Dec. 10.