Women’s Basketball blows out Fitchburg State

Ashley Wall / THE GATEPOST

The Rams traveled to Fitchburg State to take on the Falcons on Jan. 26.

Framingham led early in the first quarter, but the Falcons did not back down as they countered with shots of their own. 

Tiphani Harris took control in the first quarter, shooting 75 percent from the field to help put the Rams up 20-11 over the Falcons. 

The Rams maintained their lead throughout the second, outscoring the Falcons 30-18 and pushing the score to 50-29 heading into the half.

Mary Kate O’Day led the way for the Rams with 19 points in the first half. 

Following the break, the Rams maintained their lead as the Falcons chipped away but could not stop the Rams’ offense, getting outscored 23-17 in the quarter. 

Emily Velozo contributed seven points to the Rams’ lead in the quarter.

The fourth quarter was even as both teams scored 17 points, but it was too little, too late for the Falcons as they fell to the Rams 90-63. 

O’Day led the way for the Rams with a near triple-double. She scored 22 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out eight assists. 

Harris and Julia Sanborn both added double-doubles for the Rams. 

With the win, the Rams improve to 14-5 on the season. 

In the Rams’ next matchup, they faced off against the Worcester State Lancers on Wednesday, Jan. 31. 

At 6-1 in the conference, each is just one game out of first place.

The game started evenly in the first quarter of play, as neither team could prove more dominant. 

The Lancers finished the quarter up by two points after outscoring the Rams 11-9. 

The Rams controlled the second quarter, attacking the boards on defense and controlling the ball. 

Camille Desrochers came in off the bench and dropped six points to help the Rams gain a two-point lead over the Lancers heading into the half. 

The third quarter of play proved to be a monumental one for O’Day as she scored her 1,000th point with 8:29 left in the third quarter. 

But the Lancers were unfazed and fought back to regain the lead 40-39 at the end of the third.  

The fourth quarter was exciting as both teams fought until the very last seconds. 

The Rams made it a one-point game late in the fourth but, unable to come up with the last-second opportunity, the Rams were defeated 56-55.  

O’Day was the only Rams player who scored double figures, scoring 24 points to go along with six rebounds. 

With the loss, the Rams drop to 14-6 on the season and 6-2 in the MASCAC.

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