FRAMINGHAM – The Westfield State University men’s basketball team saw three players record double figures as the Owls defeated host Framingham State University 81-50 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at the Athletic Center.
With the win, the Owls improve to 8-11 on the year and are now 4-3 in the league, while the Rams slip to 6-17 overall and are now 2-8 in the Conference.
Sophomore Moody Bey paced the Owls offense with 17 points on six-of-12 shooting from the floor to go along with five rebounds and three steals. Junior Marcus Collins recorded a double double with 16 points and a team-best 11 boards, while senior Allister Williams added 16 points off the bench on five-of-six from the floor including three-of-three from behind the arc.
The Rams were led offensively by 13 points from senior Ben Roache.Roache connected on two-of-five from the floor and was eight-for-eight from the free throw line. Junior Manny Payton ( added 11 points with two steals and two blocks. Sophomore Tyri Hampton chipped in with eight points and four rebounds.
The Rams trailed 6-2 in the opening minutes, but used a 10-2 run capped by a three point play from freshman Cameren McCloud-Thomas to take a four point lead. A three pointer by senior Kenny Seitz put the Rams up 17-13 midway through the quarter. The Owls would follow with a 12-0 featuring five points by Bey over the next six minutes to take the lead for good, 25-17.
The Owls led 39-23 at the half and extended the lead to as many as 30 in the second half before securing the victory 81-50.
Both teams resume Conference action on Saturday afternoon with the Rams hosting to Bridgewater State at 1 p.m. and the Owls hosting Salem State also at 1 p.m.
Release courtesy of Framingham State athletics