Framingham, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's basketball team dropped a 76-41 decision to the Rams of Framingham State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this evening from the Athletic Center.
Score: Fitchburg State 41, Framingham State 76
Records: Fitchburg State (6-6, 0-1 MASCAC) | Framingham State (9-4, 1-0 MASCAC)
How It Happened
The two teams traded baskets to start the contest as junior Mary Kate O'Day (Berlin, Mass.) hit a jumper for Framingham State, while junior Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, N.H.) connected on a bucket for Fitchburg State. The Rams went on an 8-0 run, capped by an O'Day layup for the 10-2 advantage before the Falcons cut the lead to 10-8 on layup from junior Catherine Coppinger (Boston, Mass.).
Fitchburg State knotted the score at 10-10 to open the second frame on a layup from Marazzi, but Framingham State went on a 12-0 run, capped by an Emily Velozo (Tewksbury, Mass.) jumper for the 22-10 lead. The Rams extended their margin (33-17) on a layup from O'Day before the Falcons capped the first half on a Marazzi bucket to make the score 33-19 going into the break.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State cut into the deficit (39-26) on a three ball from junior Emma Thomson (York, Maine) and jumper by senior Kerry Brodbeck (Boston, Mass.) before Framingham State answered back with a Velozo layup for the 43-26 lead. The Rams upped their lead (54-29) on an O'Day jumper, but the Falcons answered back as Marazzi drained a three pointer in the corner.
The Green and Gold cut into the deficit on a three-pointer by sophomore Payton Holmes (Carver, Mass.) to make the score 70-41. Framingham State secured the victory as sophomore Kathy Jaracz (Chicopee, Mass.) sank a pair from the charity stripe, resulting in the 76-41 final.
Inside the Numbers
- Falcons were led by Marazzi with a team-best 15 points and three rebounds
- Thomson and junior Emily Beauvais (Haverhill, Mass.) added six points each for Fitchburg State
- O'Day paced the Rams with a game-leading 34 points and nine boards
- Velozo chipped in with 22 points and four caroms for Framingham State
- 69th meeting between two schools with Falcons 30-39 all-time vs the Rams
- Fitchburg State shot 16-for-21 (22.2%) from the field and (5-for-27) 18.5% from three point range
- Framingham State finished 31-of-70 (44.3%) overall and (4-for-21) 19.0% for beyond the arc
- Rams held a 52-46 margin on the glass
- Falcons finished with a slim 12-10 edge in second chance pointst
Falcons will host the Vikings of Salem State University on Wednesday for a MASCAC matchup, starting at 7:30 PM. Rams will travel to Worcester State University on the same date for a conference tilt at 7:30 PM.