Women’s Basketball earns win over Lasell College

The Framingham State Rams hosted Lasell on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Rams defeated the Lasers 72-60.

The Rams fell behind after the first quarter, as the Lasers outscored them 17-15.

Framingham’s main source of production in the opening quarter came from forward Tiphani Harris, who dropped seven points on 50-percent shooting and collected three rebounds.

Framingham flipped the switch in the second quarter and outscored Lasell 19-6.

Mary Kate O’Day and Julia Sanborn both scored six points in the quarter to lead the Rams. O’Day added two rebounds, while Sanborn added three.

Coming out of halftime up 34-23, Framingham added to their lead in the third quarter, outscoring Lasell 20-18.

Sanborn once again scored six points. Abbey Battaini followed her with six points off the bench.

Despite outscoring Framingham in the fourth quarter, Lasell’s comeback wasn’t enough and they fell to Framingham in the end.

Sanborn led the way for the Rams as she supplied Framingham with 20 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks. Emily Velozo followed her with 14 points, six assists, four rebounds, and three steals.

O’Day and Harris both dumped in 10 points each on the game. Harris added another double-double to the young season, as she crashed the boards for 10 rebounds. O’Day tallied just one fewer rebound, coming away with nine to go along with five assists and two steals.

Despite being the only starter not to hit double-digit points for the game, Liana Cunningham helped the team with eight rebounds, two assists, and a game-high four steals.

Battaini came off the bench and scored 12 points to give the Rams a big jolt.

Framingham’s key to victory was their ability to crash the boards, as they came away with 50 rebounds to Lasell’s 38.

With the win, the Rams improve to 2-1 on the season.

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