FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High boys basketball team earned its first varsity win of the season, in overtime, Tuesday night.
The Flyers defeated Braintree 61-60.
This is the first time the Flyers have defeated the Wamps since the 2010-11 basketball season, said head coach Jason Gosselin, who earned his first varsity win last night.
The Flyers are now 1-2 this season.
Sophomore Jack Murphy led Framingham with 21 points.
He scored five 3-pointers, one late in overtime to give us the lead for good, said Gosselin.
The game was close all night. It was tied 16-16 after the first quarter.
Framingham had a small lead at halftime 31-27.
Braintree captured the lead after the third quarter 44-37
The Flyers were down by one point with 20 seconds left in regulation.
Sophomore Sam Whiting tied the game with 9 seconds left in regulation, to force overtime at 54-54.
Whiting finished the game with a dozen points.
Braintree was up 57-56 with about 90 seconds left in overtime.
Flyers took the lead 58-57 with 48 seconds left, and won the game 61-60.
“All 11 of our guys played and contributed in a big way,” said Gosselin. “As cliche as it sounds, it was a true team win.”
Senior Paul Galins scored 9 points and had 11 rebounds in the victory for Framingham.
Senior Elias Tsiantoulas scored 9 points on three 3-pointers, off the bench, said Gosselin.
The Flyers host Wellesley High Friday, Dec 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Framingham High gym.
Photos by a Framingham Source reader