Rams drop to 4-7 in MASCAC with tough 12-point loss at Worcester State

(Framingham State’s Tyri Hampton goes up for a contested layup against a Fitchburg State defender in a home game earlier this season. Amanda Martin)

Framingham traveled to Worcester State on Feb. 15 to take on the Lancers in a MASCAC game.

The Rams came out slow, missing their first five field goal attempts of the game, while the Lancers came out making two of their first three shots attempted.

Framingham started to heat up midway through the first half. The Rams went on an 8-2 run to pull ahead by eight points with around eight minutes left in the half.

Worcester State countered the run by the Rams with one of its own. The Lancers ended the half on a 13-3 run to take a two-point lead into halftime.

Tony Alexandre led the way for the Rams in the first half with six points and seven rebounds.

Paul Brooks went for five points and seven rebounds to lead the Lancers.

The second half started with both teams going back and forth. Both teams traded baskets for the first five minutes of the half.

The back-and-forth play continued for much of the second half.

With around eight minutes remaining in the game, the Lancers started to pull away.

Up 50-48, the Lancers went on a 12-3 run to put themselves up by 11 with two and half minutes remaining.

Framingham cut the deficit to eight, but this was the closest it would get.

The Lancers earned a 66-54 victory over the Rams.

Alexandre finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for a double double for the Rams. Brooks finished with a double double for the Lancers, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

Wesley Ogbevoen scored 12 points for Framingham and Tim Mangano finished with nine points and five rebounds.

The loss dropped the Rams to 7-17 on the season and 4-7 in the conference.

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