North Adams, Mass. – The Fitchburg State Women's Basketball team defeated the Trailblazers of MCLA, 65-49 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference action from the Amsler Center this evening.
Score: Fitchburg State 65, MCLA 49
Records: Fitchburg State (4-10, 2-0 MASCAC) | MCLA (2-10, 0-2 MASCAC)
How It Happened
MCLA took an 8-2 margin on a three ball from freshman Hannah Mazzeo (Averill Park, N.Y.) before Fitchburg State cut the lead to 10-9 as junior Samantha Maglione (Bolton, Mass.) drained a three pointer. The Falcons would take a 14-12 edge with senior Emma Thomson (York, Maine) connecting a trey, while the Trailblazers knotted the score (14-14) on a Mazzeo layup.
The Green and Gold regained the lead, 20-18 as Thomson sank another three ball before Fitchburg State extended its' advantage (25-20) on an Angelina Marazzi (Manchester, N.H) and two free-throws by junior Payton Holmes (Carver, Mass.). The Falcons continued to push, upping their lead to 32-25 on a Lindsay McDonald (Stoughton, Mass.) layup, but MCLA chipped the deficit to 32-27 going into the break, as Mazzeo knocked down a layup.
Following the intermission, Fitchburg State went on a 10-0 run, capped by a Marazzi three pointer to make the score 45-29, but MCLA answered back as senior Erika Ryan (Clifton Park, N.Y.) notched a bucket. The Falcons closed out the quarter with a free-throw from senior Catherine Coppinger (Boston, Mass.) for the 49-32 edge.
The Trailblazers chipped away at the lead (49-36) on four straight points by senior Kylah Langston (East Hartford, Conn.), but the Green and Gold responded with a Marazzi basket (51-36). Fitchburg State secured the victory on a jumper from sophomore Jadelen Harold (Nantucket, Mass.) and a Marazzi three ball, resulting in the 65-49 final.
Inside the Numbers
- Green and Gold were led Marazzi with a game-leading 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals
- Holmes and McDonald added 12 points each for Fitchburg State
- For the Trailblazers, Langston finished with a team-best 15 points and three rebounds
- Ryan chipped in with 14 points for MCLA
- 72nd meeting between the two teams on the basketball court with the Falcons 43-29 all-time when taking on the Trailblazers
- Fitchburg State shot 23-of-64 (35.8%) from the field and (11-for-29) 37.9% from downtown
- MCLA finished 19-of-55 (34.5%) overall and (2-for-15) 13.3% for beyond the arc
- MCLA held a slim 43-41 edge on the glass
Falcons will travel to Westfield State on Thursday to take on the Owls for a MASCAC clash, starting at 5:30 PM. Trailblazers will host the Vikings of Salem State on the same date for a conference tilt at 5:30 PM.