Framingham, MA- MCLA sophomore Chris Harris netted a game high 21 points, but it wasn't enough to defeat host Framingham State as the Trailblazers fell to the Rams by a score of 91-82. With the setback, MCLA falls to 1-3 in the league, 7-9 overall. The Rams improve to 7-8 overall, 3-2 in the league.
The Rams offense was firing on all cylinders as they shot 57.1% from behind the arc in the game, while the Trailblazers shot only 43.8%. Framingham's Bill Carey connected on 7-of-9 from the field in the game including 5-of-7 from behind the arc, while Darius Yarell (Brockton, Mass.) was a perfect two-of-two from long range in the game for the Rams.
Carey led four Rams in double figures including Yarell who finished with 13 points and six assists. Forwards Roderick Jackson (Cambridge, Mass.) and Josue Almodovar (Holyoke, Mass.) chipped in 17 points apiece. Almodovar, who struggled from the floor, hit 9-of-10 from the free throw line and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds for his fourth double double of the season.
The Trailblazers were led by sophomore forward Chris Harris (Dorchester, Mass.) who shot 7-of-18 from the floor and 7-of-10 from the line for a game-high 21 points. Harris also grabbed seven boards and picked up two assists and three steals. Junior guard Brendan Kordana (Adams, Mass.) picked up 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field, while senior Mike Perreault (Whitinsville, Mass.) added ten points. Junior center Jon Greenberg (Antwerp, Belgium) fell just shy of a double double with eight points and a team-high 11 boards. Junior point Guard Benny Cuprill added 7 assists.
The Rams return to action on Saturday as they host Westfield State at 3 p.m., while the Trailblazers travel to Fitchburg State on Saturday at 3 p.m.