UPDATED: Flyers Win in Overtime; Coach Gosselin Gets First Varsity Win

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.

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