Framingham State Advances To Brandeis Tip-Off Championship Game

By Framingham State athletics

WALTHAM – The Framingham State University women’s basketball outscored Eastern Nazarene 18-5 in the second quarter to take control and defeat the Lions 59-51 at the 2019 Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament at the Gosman Athletic Center.

Framingham State is undefeated at 2-0.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Senior Mary Kate O’Day (Berlin, Mass.) paced the Rams with a team-high 19 points on none-of-16 from the floor to go along with a team-best 12 rebounds and two steals.
  • Freshman Flannery O’Connor (Amesbury, Mass.) was the only other Ram in double figures with 11 points and seven boards including five on the offensive end.
  • Senior Emily Velozo (Tewksbury, Mass.) added nine points, three rebounds and three steals, while senior Julia Sanborn (Dracut, Mass.) added four points and nine boards.
  • Eastern Nazarene was led by 20 points from Jenn Burnham who connected on eight-of-16 from the floor.
  • Stevie Orton poured in 12 points and four rebounds off the bench for the Lions, while Shannon Chau added 10 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After a 16-16 first quarter, the Rams opened quarter number two outscoring the Lions 14-2 to open up a 30-18 lead.
  • A three from Jen Burnham cut the score to 30-21, but the Rams closed the frame with layups from O’Day and freshman Gwendolyn Carpenter (Ashley Falls, Mass.) to take a 34-21 lead into the locker room.
  • Eastern Nazarene would not go away cutting into the lead in the third quarter, but the Rams were able to hold on for the victory in the fourth.

UP NEXT:                   

The Rams are back in action Saturday afternoon at the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament when they face the host Judges in the championship game at 2 p.m.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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