Slow start for Men’s Basketball
By Camille McKenzie
The Framingham State Rams traveled to Higgins Court to take on the Regis College Lions.
The Lions came out strong, scoring 14 points before Framingham’s Tyri Hampton scored the Rams’ first basket of the game with 12:02 left in the first.
The Lions reached their biggest lead of the game five minutes into the second half when Shawn Wedderburn made both of his free throws after Charles Valburn’s foul.
Framingham fell to Regis 57-49 to drop their record to 1-3.
Hampton, Manny Payton and Valburn led in scoring for Framingham, all reaching double digits. Hampton led with 16, Payton with 14 and Valburn with 12.
Jawuan Lewis and Ademola Afonja led scoring for the Lions, with 12 and 14 points, respectively.
Lewis had a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions.
In the field goal mark, the Rams went 18-of-41, 5-of-13 for 3-pointers and 5-of-13 for free throws.
The Rams totaled 26 rebounds to finish the game.
Regis kept a strong defense, allowing no second-chance points. Framingham let up 19 points to Regis on second-chance points.
The Rams were on the road again to take on the Wheaton College Lyons.
The Lyons kept a distinct lead for the entire game. Duaka Ekwensi put Wheaton up by 27 with a dunk 13 minutes into the second half.
Wheaton won the game 74-49.
Payton and Hampton led the Rams in scoring, reaching 17 and 15 points, respectively.
Liam Bruno, Ekwensi and Ryan Fogarty led in scoring for the Lyons. Bruno scored 17 points, Ekwensi had 15 and Fogarty had 14.
The Rams scored 16 out of 47 in the field goal mark, 10-of-23 in the 3-point mark and 7-of-8 for three pointers.
Forty-two of Wheaton’s points were scored in the paint.
Framingham turned the ball over 19 times to Wheaton.
Framingham worked for 30 rebounds during the game and Wheaton reached 34.
Framingham gave up 20 points at the free throw line.
Wheaton scored 26-of-55 within the field goal mark, 2-of-14 within the 3-pointer mark and 20-of-25 for free throws.
This win for the Lyons improved them to 4-2 for the season. This loss for Framingham drops them to 1-4 on the season.