Women’s basketball closes out regular season with win

(Mary Kate O’Day (14) passes the ball up the floor to teammate Raegan Mulherin (25). By Amanda Martin.)

On Saturday Feb. 17, the Framingham State Rams won their last game of the regular season in a road matchup against MCLA.

The Rams came out on top in the first quarter as they outscored their opponents 21-11. Framingham was led by Lauren Donahue who scored six points in nine minutes. Raegan Mulherin contributed five points in the quarter.

Both teams scored 13 points in the second quarter, making the score 34-24 in favor of the Rams going into halftime. Mary Kate O’Day scored eight in the quarter. She was the only player on the Rams to make a field goal in the quarter.

Framingham stretched their lead out in the third quarter, outscoring MCLA 18-13 to make the score 52-37 before the final quarter. Emily Velozo led the team with seven points, Tiphani Harris followed her with five points.

In the fourth and final quarter of the game MCLA outscored Framingham 15-10, but ultimately came up short losing 62-52.

O’Day led all scorers in the game with 18 points and collected 10 rebounds. Mulherin scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Harris recorded another double-double on the season as she dumped in 11 points and crashed the boards for 10 rebounds. Velozo also scored 11 points and added in five rebounds as well as a game-high five steals.

The Rams finish up the regular season with a 15-9 record overall and 9-3 in the MASCAC, which is good enough for the second seed heading into the MASCAC tournament.