Rams’ streak of eight in a row snapped by Lancers

(A Framingham State player looks to move past a defender while controlling the puck, but begins to get hit. Allie Gath)

By Liam Gambon

Staff Writer

The Framingham State Rams entered the game on an eight-game winning streak, only to have it snapped by Worcester State.

The point that really put Framingham behind the eight ball was at the end of the first quarter when it trailed 19-8. The Rams would fight hard to try and make up ground after the lopsided first quarter, but would fall short losing 62-55.

The Rams saw a huge game from standout center Alycia Rackliffe who dumped in 17 points while collecting 10 rebounds for another double double. She dominated defensively by stealing the ball five times and coming up with six blocks.

Raegan Mulherin scored 17 points and came away with three assists and three steals. Monta Connolly scored six points and pulled down six rebounds while also stealing the ball twice. Tiphani Harris benefited the team off the bench with eight points, three rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks.

The Rams struggled shooting as they shot a percentage of 36.4 to Worcester State’s 37.

A huge reason for the loss was the difference in free throws between the two teams.  Framingham shot 33.3 percent, making 4-of-12, while Worcester State shot 76 percent, making 19-of-25.

The Rams will face Fitchburg State on Saturday to end the regular season.

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