By Liam Gambon
The Framingham State Rams hosted Westfield State on Feb. 4.
The Rams were neck and neck with Westfield State all game long. Westfield State finished the first and second quarters in the lead.
They surrendered it to Framingham State in the fourth quarter after the Rams tied the game at the end of the third. The Rams would go on to win the game 75-71.
Framingham benefited from the scoring outputs of their guards and bench players. Starting guard Raegan Mulherin posted 19 points and also had nine rebounds and seven assists while also stealing the ball twice and recording a block as she stuffed the stat sheet.
Fellow starting guard Lauren Donahue came away with 10 points and five assists and also stole the ball three times and recorded two blocks.
Alycia Rackliffe recorded eight points while pulling down 14 rebounds and blocking the ball four times.
Quinn O’Connell anchored the bench as she dropped 17 points and contributed with five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Tiphani Harris recorded 11 points while also pulling down eight rebounds and two steals.
The Rams hosted and dominated MCLA beating them 99-42.
Framingham had a huge lead early as they finished the first quarter up 32-9 and then extended that lead even further at halftime as they led 65-19.
The Rams had a huge scoring night from the starters and the bench. Starting center Rackliffe recorded another double-double as she scored a game-high 22 points and pulled down 12 rebounds with three steals and six blocks.
Mulherin scored 17 points, shooting 100% from the field and a ridiculous 5-of-5 from three-point range. Donahue contributed with 11 points and nine rebounds while also stealing the ball three times on the night.
Sarah Palace had 10 points, five rebounds and four steals. Monta Connolly contributed with six points, four rebounds and four assists while also collecting a steal and a block.
O’Connell made an impact off the bench with 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Mary Kate O’Day also contributed off the bench with ten points and four rebounds and two assists.
Harris put in all three of her shots for nine points while collecting a rebound as well.
MCLA never led in the game as Framingham shot a solid 58.3 percent from the field to MCLA’s lackluster 23.8 percent.
The Rams will face Worcester State next on Wednesday, Feb. 15.