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Velozo scores her 1,000th as Rams win back to back games

Sara Senesac

Sports Editor

The Rams women’s basketball team traveled to Bridgewater State for a MASCAC matchup against the Bears Jan. 25.

The score was tied at nine halfway through the first quarter, but a 7-0 run allowed the Rams to take a 16-9 lead over the Bears.

Framingham went into the second quarter with a 24-18 lead over Bridgewater.

Less than two minutes into the second, the Rams extended their lead to 31-19. By the end of the quarter, they brought the lead to 43-29, giving them a comfortable advantage going into the third.

The Bears managed to pull within 11 during the third quarter, but the Rams took oS on a 9-0 run, leading 62-42 and never looking back.

Framingham dominated the final quarter of the game, winning the match 78-58 over the Bears.

The Rams shot 44% for the game, including 76% at the line and 33% from behind the arc.

Senior Emily Velozo led the team in points with 22. She also added three assists, three rebounds, and two steals.

Freshman Flannery O’Connor led the team in rebounds with 11, while senior Mary Kate O’Day had 14 points, nine rebounds, five steals, and seven assists.

The Rams hosted the Fitchburg State Falcons for another conference matchup Jan. 29.

Fitchburg took an early lead in the first quarter and led by seven points at the halfway mark.

Both teams went back and forth in the second, but the Rams eventually broke away and went on a 16-0 run to bring the lead to 36-24 at the end of the half.

Framingham ended the match with a 77-51 victory over the Falcons.

Velozo said, “This was a big game for us because if we won ... we would seal being undefeated in the first round of league play. This win was a great team win, everyone came together and supported one another.”

O’Day led the team with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Velozo followed close behind with 18 points.

Velozo scored 14 out of her 18 points for the game in the final quarter, and also secured her 1,000th point as a Ram.

Velozo said, “I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to score 1,000 points, but being able to do it at home was extra special.”

The back to back wins bring the Rams to 14-5 overall, and an undefeated 6-0 in the MASCAC.

They host the Westfield State Owls for another MASCAC matchup Feb 1.


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