Women’s basketball ends the regular season with a perfect MASCAC record

The Rams’ women’s basketball team traveled to take on the Fitchburg State Falcons, where they ended their regular season undefeated in the MASCAC Feb. 22.

Framingham found their momentum early on in the game and managed to maintain their fire for all four quarters.

The Rams ended the first quarter with a 12-0 run, giving them a 24-7 lead over the Falcons.

Framingham continued to rule the court in the second quarter. A three from senior Mary Kate O’Day allowed the Rams to extend their lead over Fitchburg 44-21 at the end of the first half.

Freshman Flannery O’Connor led the way into the third, putting up four points for the Rams early on.

The Falcons fought back with a few impressive plays of their own, but would never manage to pull the score within less than 20 points.

Fitchburg pushed against the Rams’ lead in the fourth, but they were never able to break their stride.

Framingham ended the season with an 81-53 victory over Fitchburg and an impressive 12-game win streak.

O’Connor led the Rams with an impressive 18 points and 10 rebounds. She was also selected as last week’s NEWBA co-rookie of the week.

O’Connor said, “My first season has been the most memorable. I will remember playing with this specific group of girls for the rest of my life. I am beyond blessed that I got to share this opportunity with them.”

They ended the regular season 12-0 in the MASCAC and 20-5 overall. They head into the semi-final round of the MASCAC tournament as the number one seed.

O’Connor said, “I give all the credit to my coaches and teammates, I wouldn’t be playing a certain way if it wasn’t for their encouragement,  

their support, and their care for me and the game.

“I’ve gotten the opportunity to play with some of the most hardworking and talented players I’ve ever seen. It’s definitely rewarding to see our hard work pay off, and most importantly it fuels us to go after that championship,” she added.

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