Men’s Basketball loses to Pine Manor thanks to last second basket

Framingham took on the Pine Manor Gators in an out-of-conference game Dec. 4.

The Rams started off hot with a 6-0 run to open the game.

Pine Manor quickly came back and took the lead on a three-point shot by Jalen Bruce.

The game went back and forth during the first half. Framingham went on a run that led to their largest lead of the game, 33-24, on a Gordon Anderson mid-range jumper with 6:55 on the clock in the first quarter.

The Gators were able to pull the game back within one, but thanks to a Jalen Williams three-pointer, the Rams once again went on a 6-0 run to close the half, taking a 40-33 lead.

Pine Manor took over the game to start the second half with their biggest run, making the score 66-52 with 10:04 on the clock. 

The Rams once again fought back and brought the lead within one after a Dominique Jenkins-Maxwell basket from inside the paint.

Tajahn Joyner put the Rams back in the lead after scoring a basket and a free throw with 1:16 remaining on the clock.

The Gators responded right away with a three-point shot by Bruce to put Pine Manor up by one within the final minute.

Jamel Hamans then increased the lead to three. The Rams were only able to respond with a quick layup by Tyri Hampton before it was too late.

Pine Manor won with a final score of 79-78.

Hampton finished with a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds. 

Maxwell also hit double figures with 10 points off the bench, three assists, two steals, and two blocks.

The Rams are now 1-8 on the season.