Marazzi paces Falcons with team-best 16 points in conference opener
Fitchburg, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's basketball team dropped a tough 88-49 decision to the Rams of Framingham State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this afternoon to open conference play.
Score: Fitchburg State 49, Framingham State 88
Records: Fitchburg State (4-8, 0-1 MASCAC0) | Framingham State (7-6, 1-0 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Framingham State raced out to an early 13-4 lead in the first quarter after a 9-2 run on a three pointer and jumper by sophomore Mary Kate O'Day (Berlin, Mass.) as well as buckets from junior Tiphani Harris (Revere, Mass.) and sophomore Julia Sanborn (Dracut, Mass.) before the Falcons cut the deficit to 20-15 on a trey from sophomore Allysa Rivera (Chelsea, Mass.).
In the second frame, the Rams extended its margin (38-19) late in the quarter after a jumper by sophomore Emily Velozio (Tewksbury, Mass.). Fitchburg State closed out the quarter on a 5-0 stretch as newcomer Mishelle Logie (Attleboro, Mass.) drained a three pointer and a layup to make the score 38-24 going into the break.
Following the intermission, Framingham State upped its advantage (65-35), going on a 7-2 run, keyed by a trey from O'Day before the Falcons responded with a jumper from sophomore Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, N.H.) to cut the lead to 65-37.
In the fourth quarter the Rams continued to build on its lead as Velozo knocked down a jumper to make the score 76-41. Fitchburg State answered back on a layup from freshman Chloe Roberts (Hanson, Mass.) (80-48), but Framingham State capped the scoring on a trey by newcomer Camille Desrochers (Westford, Mass.), resulting in the 88-49 final.
Inside the Numbers
Fitchburg State shot 18-of-60 (30.0%) from the field and 19.4% (6-for-31) from three point range.
Framingham States went 33-of-71 (46.5%) overall, including (8-for-18) 44.4% from beyond the arc.
The Falcons were paced by Marazzi with a team-best 16 points and four boards, while sophomore Catherine Coppinger (Dorchester, Mass.) added seven points and three rebounds.
For the Rams, O'Day finished with game-leading 23 points and six caroms, while Harris chipped in with double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds.
67th meeting between the two schools on the hardwood with the Falcons 30-37 all-time when taking on the Rams.
Framingham State has won the last nine contests against Fitchburg State, including a 77-52 decision in the last meeting (2/18/17) at the Parkinson Gymnasium.
Falcons will host travel to Anna Maria on Monday to take on the AMCATS for a non-conference matchup starting at 5:00 P.M. Rams will host the Lancers of Worcester State on Wednesday for a MASCAC bout with a 6:00 P.M. tipoff.