Men’s Basketball falls to Salem State

(Ben Roache dribbles the ball on offense for the Rams. By Corey McFeeley.)

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Framingham State Rams traveled to the Twohig Gymnasium to take on the Salem State Vikings in a conference game.

This matchup proved to be the Rams’ toughest yet in the MASCAC.

At the end of the first half, the Rams were only down 43-32.

But early in the second half, the Vikings began to increase their lead.

The Rams trailed the Vikings by a large gap for the majority of the game.

By the end of the game, the Vikings had defeated the Rams 93-67.

This win improves Salem to 19-3 for the season and 9-0 in the conference.

Five players on Salem reached double figures. Shaquan Murray led in scoring with 16 points for the Vikings. Sean Bryan and Jacob Lindland followed, both earning 13 points.

Alexander Santos and Drew Healey both worked for 12 points each.

Healey also led in rebounds, with eight for the Vikings.

Manny Payton led in scoring for the Rams, finishing with 23 points. Charles Valbrun followed with 10 points for the team.

Valbrun and Tyri Hampton led in rebounds with eight and seven, respectively.

This loss for Framingham drops their record to 6-16 overall and 2-7 in the MASCAC.