Women’s Basketball’s Rally Fizzles Against Rams

Ciara McKissick, women's basketball

LEICESTER, Mass. –  The Becker College women's basketball team fell behind early, and despite a hard-fought fourth quarter where they outscored their opponents, fell by a score of 72-61 to Framingham State in a Tuesday evening non-conference tilt.  

 

THE BASICS

December 4, 2018

Leicester Gymnasium

Score: Framingham State 72, Becker 61

Records: Framingham State (4-2) | Becker (5-4)

 

FOR THE HAWKS

  • Becker's Ciara McKissick (Charlton, Mass.) led the Hawks with 15 points, going 6-for-7 (85.7%) from the field.  She also had five boards, four assists, two blocks and two steals.
  • Allie Ablondi (Thompson, Conn.) scored 13 points for the Blue and Gray, going 3-for-6 (50.0%) from three-point range.
  • Adrianna Dowdy (East Haven, Conn.) led the Hawks in the rebounding category with six. She also chipped in three points, two steals and an assist.
  • Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass.) had eight points and one assist for Becker.
  • As a whole, Becker shot 51.8% from the field and 37.5% from three-point range.

 

FOR THE RAMS

  • Mary Kate O'Day (Berlin, Mass.) led all scoring with 21 points. She also collected four boards, four assists and two steals.
  • Emily Velozo (Tewksbury, Mass.) scored 18 points for the visitors with five assists and three steals.
  • Bryanna Santos (Brockton, Mass.) and Tiphani Harris (Revere, Mass.) had 12 and 11 points, respectively.
  • Liana Cunningham (Quincy, Mass.) had a game-high five steals.
  • Framingham State shots 45.1% from the field, and 71.4% from beyond the arc.
  • The Rams forced 22 Hawk turnovers and collectively had 14 steals.

 

THE GAME

Becker took the first lead of the game on a Sarah Ware (Oakham, Mass.) layup. However, Framingham State came back with 10 straight points led by Velozo and O'Day. The Rams pushed away, held a 14-point lead heading into the second quarter, and had an 18-point lead at the half.

 

The Rams saw as large as a 24-point lead in the third quarter, but Becker did not give up and outscored the visitors 20-14 in the final stanza to get within nine.  Ablondi was a huge part of the attempted comeback as she drained three triples in the fourth.  Framingham State prevailed 72-61.

 

UP NEXT

Framingham State hits the road again on Thursday (Dec. 6), traveling to Anna Maria for a 6 p.m. game.  The Hawks wrap up December play on Friday (Dec. 7), as they travel to Newbury College for a 7 p.m. New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) contest. 

 

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