Women’s basketball coast past MCLA
By Adam Levine
The Framingham State Rams beat the MCLA Trailblazers with a score of 86-49 Feb. 8.
Framingham’s bench outscored MCLA’s bench 33-0. Five different Framingham players - three starters and two bench players - propelled their team to a 37-point victory.
After a layup from Framingham’s Kelsey Yelle, MCLA made a successful 3-point shot and held a 1-point lead over Framingham. This was the Trailblazers' only lead of the game.
With 8:27 remaining in the first quarter, the score was tied 5-5. This was the only tie of the game.
The Rams launched a 7-0 scoring run over the next 4 minutes. Framingham’s Gabriella Redford made a 3-point shot followed by back-to-back layups from teammate Katty Haidul.
MCLA made a 3-point shot of their own and kept the score within 4 points.
Framingham outscored MCLA 8-2 over the next 3 minutes.
With 6 seconds remaining in the first quarter, MCLA made a layup.
The first quarter ended and Framingham led by a score of 20-12.
The Rams began the second quarter with a 14-0 scoring run. Haidul led the scoring run with 8 points.
Framingham led by a score of 34-12 after 6 minutes of the second quarter.
With 4:16 remaining in the second quarter, MCLA scored their first basket of the quarter.
The Rams gave up another 8 points in the second quarter, but scored 10 points of their own.
Framingham’s Flannery O’Connor scored 6 points in the closing 4 minutes.
The Rams led by a score of 44-22 at halftime.
Framingham began the third quarter with a 20-0 scoring run. Redford made three out of her four 3-point attempts, scoring 9 points during Framigham’s run.
With 3:58 remaining in the third quarter, MCLA scored their first basket of the quarter.
Framingham led by a score of 64-24.
In the remaining 4 minutes of the third quarter, Framingham outscored MCLA 12-4.
Framingham’s Jenna Tavanese made both of her 3-point attempts, scoring 6 points to help close out the quarter.
The Rams led by a score of 76-28 at the end of the third quarter.
MCLA began the first 3 minutes of the fourth quarter with an 11-0 scoring run.
Framingham led by a score of 76-39.
During the fourth quarter, MCLA outscored Framingham 21-10.
Despite the Trailblazers blazing fourth quarter, Framingham secured a 37-point victory.
Redford led the game in scoring with 18 points. She said, “It's a big win and we really played together.
“I'm just really proud of us as a team. I thought we played really well,” she added.
Framimgham’s Katherine Haselton said, “It was definitely a team win. Everyone got in - everyone played their part.”
Framingham now holds a conference record of 7-3 and an overall record of 15-5.
Framingham will travel to Salem State for another MASCAC matchup Feb. 15.