Fitchburg, Mass.. – The Fitchburg State Women's Basketball team defeated the Vikings of Salem State, 67-56 this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference action from the Parkinson Gymnasium.
Score: Fitchburg State 67, Salem State 56
Records: Fitchburg State (3-10, 1-0 MASCAC) | Salem State (3-9, 0-1 MASCAC)
How It Happened
Salem State took an 8-4 margin on a layup from sophomore Tatianna Iacoviello (Revere, Mass.) before Fitchburg State grabbed a 12-10 edge on back-to-back treys by senior Emma Thomson (York, Maine) and layup from classmate Catherine Coppinger (Boston, Mass.). The Falcons went on an 8-0 run to end the quarter with senior Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, N.H.) connecting on a jumper for the 20-13 margin.
The Green and Gold extended their edge (26-14) on a jumper by Thomson, but the Vikings countered as freshman Alyssa Genness (Belgrade, Maine) knocked down a three points to cut the lead to 24-17. Salem State chipped the lead to 33-28 going into the break with junior Katie Wallace (Peabody, Mass.) sinking a jumper towards the end of the frame.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State upped its lead 38-28 on a three ball from junior Payton Holmes (Carver, Mass.) before Salem State answered back on a Liz Zaiter (Peabody, Mass.) jumper. The Falcons would push their margin to 53-37 as Marazzi hit a jumper.
Homes drained another trey for the Green and Gold for the 56-37 lead, but the Vikings countered as Crawley connected on three free throws (56-40). Fitchburg State would secure the victory however on a jumper from freshman Lindsay McDonald (Stoughton, Mass.), resulting in the 67-56 final
Inside the Numbers
- Green and Gold were led Marazzi with a game-best 22 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals
- Thomson chipped in with 20 points, six caroms and one steal for Fitchburg State
- For the Vikings, Zaiter finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and one steal
- Genness added eight points, three boards and one assist for the Vikings.
- 77th meeting between the two teams on the basketball court with the Falcons 14-63 all-time when taking on the Vikings
- Fitchburg State shot 19-of-69 (32.2%) from the field and (8-for-92) 27.6% from downtown
- Salem State finished 18-of-57 (31.6%) overall and (5-for-20) 25.0% for beyond the arc
- Fitchburg State finished with 48-38 edge on the glass
Falcons will travel to MCLA on Tuesday to take on the Trailblazers for a MASCAC matchup, starting at 5:30 PM. Vikings will host the Bears of Bridgewater State on the same date for a conference bout at 5:00 PM.