By Liam Gambon
The Framingham State Rams traveled to Fitchburg to face off against the Falcons in a 77-52 victory.
The Rams came out big early, finishing the first quarter on top 21-10 and then adding to their lead, ending the half up 43-26. The Rams finished strong in the fourth quarter with a 20-10 run to win the game.
Framingham got huge production o/ the bench from Quinn O’Connell who dumped in 25 points making a very efficient 10-of-14 shots, three of which coming from beyond the arc where she shot 50 percent. O’Connell also pulled down seven rebounds and stole the ball three times.
Tiphani Harris also contributed o/ the bench with 13 points and 12 rebounds to come away with a double double. Mary Kate O’Day added to the bench production with seven points and six rebounds.
Starting guard Monta Connolly finished with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and four steals. Forward Raegan Mulherin dropped in six points, seven rebounds and four steals.
Center Alycia Rackliffe backboned the defense with four blocks on the night.
Neither team shot efficiently but what separated the two were bench points. Framingham finished with 45 bench points to Fitchburg’s 12.