The Rams traveled to Curry on Friday, Nov. 9 and defeated the Colonels 71-63.
Curry led the Rams 16-12 at the end of the first quarter. Camille Desrochers led the Rams in scoring with six points, accounting for half of the opening quarter points as she came off the bench.
The Colonels maintained their lead before halftime by outscoring the Rams 22-18 in the second quarter, pushing the score to 38-30. The Rams shot 50 percent in all shooting categories and were led in scoring by Mary Kate O’Day and Emily Velozo, who dropped in five points each.
Framingham closed in on Curry before the final quarter with a 21-19 scoring advantage in the third, shrinking the Colonels’ lead 57-51. Velozo once again led with five points. Bryanna Santos also supplied five points in the quarter.
The Rams took off in the final quarter of play as they dumped in 20 points to Curry’s 6. O’Day and Tiphani Harris both had five points in the game-sealing fourth quarter.
O’Day led the Rams in scoring for the game with 18 points, to go along with five rebounds and four steals. Velozo followed her with 12 points and three assists. Harris added in her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
In the Rams’ next matchup, they faced off against Saint Joseph’s in the Curry College Tip-Off Tournament Championship Game.
The Monks outpaced the Rams in the first quarter as they dropped in 20 points to Framingham’s 13. Harris finished the quarter with four points and four rebounds. She shot 100 percent from the field.
The Monks extended their lead to 34-23 by halftime, outscoring the Rams 14-10 in the second quarter. Julia Sanborn provided four points.
The Monks continued to hold their lead in the third quarter, as they outscored the Rams 20-19 to make their lead 54-42 heading into the fourth quarter. O’Day and Velozo led the Rams with six points and two rebounds each.
Velozo’s team-leading 10 points in the fourth quarter were not enough to overcome the Rams’ deficit, as Saint Joseph outscored Framingham 18-17 in the final quarter to secure the 72-59 win.
O’Day and Velozo led the Rams in scoring with 18. O’Day added six rebounds, and Velozo pitched in five. Harris led the game in rebounds with 10, along with her seven points.
The Rams are now 1-1 to start the season.