By Liam Gambon
The Framingham State Rams hosted Anna Maria in a matchup on Dec 7.
The Rams outscored Anna Maria heavily in the first quarter, outscoring them by 20 points as they finished the quarter up 31-11. Raegan Mulherin was a big reason why with her 10 points and 100percent shooting from the field. Lauren Donahue and Abbey Battaini contributed six points each in the quarter.
The second quarter was much of the same, as the Rams outscored Anna Maria by 22 this time, and went into the half up 64-22. Bryanna Santos came off the bench to lead the way in this quarter, coming away with nine points and six rebounds. Camille Desrochers also came off the bench and scored six.
For the next two quarters, Anna Maria showed some life, but it was mainly because the Rams didn’t play their starters at all for either quarter. Framingham blew out Anna Maria 93-65. The leading scorers for the Rams were Santos and Battaini who both came off the bench to score 13. Santos scored 13 points in just 18 minutes and also pulled down eight rebounds. Desrochers had 12 points, and Mulherin had 10 in just 13 minutes. The Rams shot well over 50 percent from beyond the arc in this matchup.
Framingham’s next game came against Suffolk at home.
The Rams were outscored by Suffolk in both of the first two quarters, but Framingham, led by Mary Kate O’Day, came out playing harder in the second half. O’Day scored 15 points in just 10 minutes in the third quarter as Framingham inched closer to Suffolk, outscoring them 25-23.
Framingham was lights out in the final quarter, as they shot 69.2 percent from the field. Tiphani Harris scored the most important bucket in the quarter. She tied the game up with a layup with 23 seconds left to force overtime.
In overtime it was tight again, until Suffolk went on a late 7-0 run to seal the 90-87 victory.
O’Day continued her stellar season by scoring a career-high and game-high 34 points, while shooting 13-of-25 from the field, and 6-of-12 from the 3-point line. O’Day also added seven rebounds, a block and a steal. Harris contributed 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting, and had another double-double by grabbing 11 rebounds. Mallory DeFeo had 15 points and nine rebounds. Donahue had a game-high 12 assists.
The next game for the Rams came against MIT on the road.
MIT was in cruise control all game long as they dominated the Rams. The Engineers led by 21 at the end of the first quarter. MIT led 57-26 going into the half. The Engineers never surrendered the lead and won by 29. The final score was 78-49.
O’Day led the Rams for the second straight game in scoring as she came away with 10 points, while also grabbing four rebounds. Harris almost recorded another double-double, as she came away with seven points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Santos came off the bench to score nine.