North Adams, MA- Framingham State's Mary Kate O'Day scored a game best 24 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to lead the Ram women's basketball team past the MCLA Trailblazers 77-41 this evening in MASCAC action. The Rams improve to 13-5 overall and sit at 5-1 through the first rotation of the MASCAC. MCLA drops to 4-13 overall and is 0-6 in the league.
The visitors led just 16-13 after one quarter of play but turned it on in the second quarter. The Rams would outscore MCLA 17-6 in the quarter to take a 33-19 lead at halftime. O'Day scored 11 points in the half to lead all scorers.
Framingham quickly extended the lead in the third quarter as they would outscore the Trailblazers 30-9 in the period to take a commanding 63-28 lead heading into the fourth and final quarter. MCLA never threatened as both teams subbed frequently.
O'Day was 8-17 shooting and canned a pair of three pointers for her big night. Tiphani Harris was outstanding as well collecting 19 points and pulling down 7 boards for the Rams. Abbey Battaini added 11 points off the bench for FSU.
The Rams shot 40% from the floor and took advantage of 19 Trailblazer turnovers.
Both teams are back in action on Saturday as MCLA hosts Westfield State while the Rams head to Fitchburg.