Release and photo courtesy of Framingham State athletics
WESTFIELD – Framingham State senior Wes Ogbevoen scored a career-high 22 points en route to a 63-55 victory over Westfield State Wednesday evening.
With the win the Rams move to 5-10 and 2-1 in league play.
Westfield is now 5-9 and also 2-1 in the conference.
Ogbevoen led the Rams shooting 8-of-15 from the floor and 4-for-6 from long range. Ben Roache (Dighton, Mass.) added nine points off the bench for the Rams while Tony Alexandre scored 8 points and collected a team high 10 rebounds.
Jesus Sanchez led the Owls with a game-high 23 points shooting 11-for-12 from the foul line. Allister Williams added 13 points to effort for Westfield State.
A Jose Allen trey with 12 minutes to play in the first half cut the Rams lead to 12-11. The visitors then rattled off a 16-5 run capped by a Patrick Gould trey to go up 28-16. The Owls clawed their way back into the game in the second and after a few lead changes Roache hit a three-pointer with 7:13 remaining to break a 45-45 tie and spark a 13-1 featuring 8 points from Ogbevoen to put the game away.
The Rams shot 37.3% (22-for-59) from the floor and 41.4% (12-for-29) from beyond the arc.
The Owls shot 38.3% (18-for-47) from the field and 27.3% (3-of-11) from long range
The Rams return to the hardwood on Saturday, January 14, when they travel to MCLA for MASCAC action.