The Framingham State Rams opened the season at home against Curry College on Wednesday.
Both teams scored 13 in the first quarter, but the Rams took a 25-24 lead into the half. The Rams padded their lead by outscoring Curry 13-6 in the third to give them the 38-30 lead heading into the final quarter. Curry took advantage in the fourth, as they outscored Framingham 27-15 and secured the 57-53 victory.
The Rams got good production from Tiphani Harris, Mary Kate O’Day, Raegan Mulherin and two members of the bench – Emily Velozo and Bryanna Santos.
Harris came away with a double-double by scoring 10 points and grabbing 15 rebounds while also blocking two shots.
O’Day was stout defensively as she stole the ball five times, while also scoring seven points and grabbing six rebounds.
Mulherin chipped in a team-high 12 points, while also stealing the ball twice.
Velozo came off the bench to score six points and stole the ball twice, while Santos scored six as well.
Both teams shot 30 percent or lower from the field and 16 percent or lower from behind the three-point line. Framingham finished the game 16 out of 16 from the free throw line.
Turnovers were a big factor in the Rams’ loss.
The bench for Framingham outscored Curry’s 18-8.