North Adams, MA- Framingham State's Mary Kate O'Day and Emily Velozo combined for 36 points to lead the visiting Rams to a 79-54 win over the MCLA Trailblazers in MASCAC women's basketball action from the Amsler Campus Center Gym. The Rams improve 17-5 overall and remain unbeaten in MASCAC play at 9-0. MCLA dips to 2-19 overall and is 0-10 in the conference.
Framingham led just 10-7 after one quarter of play, but took over with a strong second quarter. With the score tied at 13-13, the Rams went on a 17-3 spurt to take the lead for keeps. Mary Kate O'Day had eight points in the run to key the Rams. Framingham would eventually lead 41-23 at halftime.
O'Day and Emily Velozo combined for 21 first half points for Framingham. The Rams started cold shooting just 25% in the first quarter, but warmed up to shoot a sizzling 65% in the pivotal second quarter.
The Rams were never threatened over the final twenty minutes of action as they increased the lead to 69-41 after three quarters and cruised home.
O'Day led all scorers with 19 points on 6-10 shooting. She connected on 5-7 three pointers and added 7 rebounds. Velozo ended with 17 points on 5-11 shooting. She added 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Flannery O'Connor ended with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Krysta Padellaro chipped in with 10 points. Liana Cunningham ended with just 2 points, but added 5 rebounds and 8 assists.
The Rams shot 41% for the contest.
MCLA will host Senior Day on Saturday when they take on Worcester State at 3pm.