Velozo’s 37 Points Lead Framingham State Over Anna Maria 85-56

By Framingham State athletics

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State women’s basketball team cruised to an 85-56 non-conference victory over Anna Maria behind a career-high 37 points from senior Emily Velozo to close the fall semester on Thursday evening in the Athletic Center at Framingham State University.

With the victory, the Rams improve to 8-2 overall.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The two sides played a tight first quarter as both teams traded early leads. A strong first quarter by Sierra Johnson, scoring eight of the AMCATS 14 points, kept it close.
  • Rams senior Mary Kate O’Day broke a 12-12 tie a bit over midway through the first that the Rams would not relinquish.
  • The AMCATS cut the Rams lead to three on a Hailey Vergara layup with just over six minutes to go in the 1st half but the Rams snapped of an 18-to-2 run with 14 of the points coming from Velozo to send the teams into the break with the Rams leading 45-26
  • Framingham State came out of the break continuing to outpace the visitors as a Velozo trey capped an 11-3 run to start the 3rd quarter to push their advantage to 27. The Rams saw their lead grow to as much as 34 late in the 4th.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Velozo led all scorers with 37 points on 7-for-11 from beyond the arch and swiping four steals. O’Day added 16 points and nine boards for the hosts while freshman Krysta Padellaro chipped in 11 points off the bench.
  • Johnson paced the AMCATS with 21 points three boards, three assists and two steals. Amber Wilson added ten points while Vergara added 14 from the bench shooting 3-for-4 from downtown.
  • The Rams shot 49% from the floor and 44% from long range while the AMCATS shot 39% from the field and 35% from beyond the arc.

UP NEXT:

The Rams return to action on Saturday, December 28th when they travel to the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona, FL and play Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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