Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University women's basketball team received a combined 57 points from the duo of junior Emily Velozo (Tewksbury, Mass.) and senior Tiphani Harris (Revere, Mass.) as the Rams closed the regular season with an 80-52 victory over MCLA in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at the Athletic Center.
- Score: Framingham State 80, MCLA 52
- Records: Framingham State (15-9, 7-5 MASCAC), MCLA (5-19, 1-11 MASCAC)
- Location: Athletic Center – Framingham, Mass.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter midway through after a three from sophomore Camille Desrochers (Westford, Mass.). Junior Kylah Langston got the Trailblazers on the board with a jumper with 3:20 on the clock.
- The Rams pushed the lead to 13-2 after back-to-back three point plays from junior Emily Velozo (Tewksbury, Mass.) and would lead 16-7 after one.
- In the second, the Rams pushed the lead to 20-9 just over three minutes into the frame and led 31-13 after a put back from junior Julia Sanborn (Dracut, Mass.) with three on the clock before the half. The Rams led 33-17 at the break.
- The Rams received a pair of buckets from Harris to start the third quarter and extended the lead to as many as 19 in the third quarter on a pair of Harris free throws with just over two minutes remaining.
- The Trailblazers closed the frame with eight straight points including a pair of free throws from senior Karina Mattera to head to the fourth trailing 49-36.
- The Rams opened the fourth with a run pushing the lead to 54-38 on a Velozo three point play with just over eight minutes remaining.
- The Trailblazers cut the deficit to 15 (56-41) on a pair of free throws from senior Courtney Pingelski with 6:39 remaining.
- Over the next five minutes, the Rams would outscore the Trailblazers 20-6 including another three point play from Velozo and a reverse layup from Harris en route to the victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Velozo's 31 points is a career- high as she connected on 13-of-23 from the floor and added four rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
- Harris just missed a career-high as she tallied 26 points on 12-of-18 from the floor. Harris added nine boards and a pair of blocks. Prior to the game, Harris was recognized during the Rams Senior Day ceremony.
- The Trailblazers were led by 16 points from Mattera, while L'Rae Brundig added 10 points and three boards.
The Rams are back in action on Tuesday night when they host Salem State at 7 p.m. in an opening round game of the 2019 MASCAC Women's Basketball Tournament.