FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State men’s basketball team held on for a 69-61 victory over Worcester State Wednesday evening in MASCAC action.
With the win the Rams improve to 5-10 and 1-1 in league play. The Lancers are now 1-14 and 0-2 in the conference.
The Rams were paced by junior Manny Payton, who scored a game-high 31 points with four boards and five assists. Senior Ben Roache led the team in rebounds with nine while Cameren McCloud-Thomas and Kenny Seitz both chipped in eight points.
The Lancers were led by sophomore Shaun McCarthy, who paced the team with 24 points and 12 boards for the double-double. Cal Howes added 19 points with seven boards and two steals for Worcester.
The Rams jumped out to a big lead taking a 35-16 advantage into the break taking advantage of the Lancers struggles from the floor.
The Lancers clawed their way back into the game cutting the Rams lead to 8 points after a Howes trey with about 4 minutes to play but the Rams were able to hold on for the win.
The Rams shot 43% from the floor and 31% from long range in the win.
The Lancers rebounded well to shoot 32% from the field after only converting 11% in the first half.
The Rams return to action on Saturday, January 13, when they host Salem State in MASCAC action at 3 p.m.
Release courtesy of Framingham State athletics