Women’s Basketball drops fourth straight

Ashley Wall / THE GATEPOST

Framingham went on the road to take on their conference rivals, the Bridgewater State Bears, on Feb. 9.

Both teams struggled to start the game as they each shot just 27 percent from the field in the first quarter.

The Rams started 3-for-11, including 1-for-5 from beyond the arc, scoring just 8 points. The Bears shot 5-for-18 on their way to 12 points in the quarter. 

Framingham turned their poor shooting around in the second quarter and shot over 50 percent. Emily Velozo led the Rams in the quarter, scoring 9 points on 4-for-6 shooting. 

Bridgewater’s struggles continued as they again shot under 30 percent from the field and only scored 10 points, allowing Framingham to take a 27-22 lead into halftime. 

The Bears dominated the third quarter as they came out of the half on fire, scoring 22 points on 60 percent shooting. Sara Dasilva and Kailyn Aguiar led the way for Bridgewater, combining for 18 of the team’s 22 points. 

Framingham managed just 11 points in the third, as they shot 30 percent from the field and just 20 percent from behind the 3-point line.  

The fourth quarter was much of the same story – Bridgewater couldn’t miss and Framingham struggled from the field. 

The Bears missed just three shots in the fourth as they shot over 75 percent and scored 26 points to seal the victory. 

With an impressive fourth quarter, the Bears earned a 70-51 victory over the Rams. 

In the loss, Velozo led the Rams with 21 points. She also contributed seven rebounds and four assists. 

Tiphani Harris was the Rams’ second-leading scorer as she chipped in 12 points and collected eight rebounds. 

Framingham was without their leading scorer, Mary Kate O’Day, who missed her second straight-game due to injury. 

Dasilva ended with 21 points for the Bears, while Aguiar finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds. 

The loss marks the Rams’ fourth-straight loss and drops them to 14-9 on the year and 6-5 in the MASCAC.

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