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FRANKLIN – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team returned to the court for the first time since February of 2020 last night, November 5, and were defeated 56-46 by Dean College at Pieri Gymnasium in Franklin.

Dean is now 1-0.

Rams are now 0-1

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  • The Rams received a game-high 21 points from junior Marshall Martin (Dorchester). He made five treys and added a team best nine rebounds.
  • Junior Javaris Hill (Lynn) contributed 10 points and a couple of blocks.
  • The Bulldogs were led by junior Mark Blair’s (Rosedale, N.Y.) double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Senior Winston Bryan (Greensboro, N.C.) scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, while senior Nick Sampeck (Blanco, Texas) was the third Bulldog in double figures with 13 points.


  • The Bulldogs grabbed a 12-0 lead in the first seven minutes of the game behind three three-pointers from Bryan.
  • Framingham State got on the board at 12:14 with a trey from sophomore Jalen Bruce (Springfield). Three minutes later, Rams pulled within a bucket, 14-12, on a three-pointer from Martin.
  • With five minutes to play in the half, the game was tied 19-19 after a pair of free throws by Hill.
  • Dean then finished the half on a 9-5 run to take a 28-24 lead into the break. 
  • The Bulldogs kept the pedal down in the second half and eventually took a 13-point lead with 8:45 on the clock after an Alex Huber (Sacramento, Calif.) layup.
  • Dean’s lead ballooned to its largest margin of 18 with a three-pointer from Sampeck with 4:42 left on the clock.
  • The Rams cut into the deficit down the stretch, but Dean still came away the victory.

UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on Wednesday night when they host Curry College at 5:30 p.m.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.