Women's Basketball suffers home setback to Rams 77-41

Women's Basketball suffers home setback to Rams 77-41

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.

MCLA was led by L'Rae Brundige and Courtney Pingelski who ended with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Both teams are back in action on Saturday as MCLA hosts Westfield State while the Rams head to Fitchburg.