Rams Defeat Curry College in Home Opener

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By Framingham State athletics

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team had five players record double figures as the Rams defeated Curry College 92-61 in their home opener Wednesday evening at the Athletic Center on the Framingham State campus.

The Rams are now 1-1 this season.

Curry College falls to 0-2 this season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

  • The Rams were paced by a game-high 24 points from Ivan Nyantenji. Nyantenji connected on 10-of-11 from the floor including 4-of-5 from behind the arc. He added five rebounds and three steals in the game. 
  • JD Okafor chipped in with 18 points off the bench and added five boards, while Marshall Martin finished the game with 12 points and seven rebounds. 
  • Javaris Hill and Jalen Bruce chipped in with 10 points apiece. Bruce just missed a double double as he grabbed nine rebounds. 
  • Curry was led by 14 points apiece from Frankie Santiago and Todd Robinson Jr., while Chad Suckley added seven points off the bench. 
  • The Rams shot 48.6% from the field in the game and 61% from behind the arc, while Curry connected on 50% of their shots and 33% from behind the arc. 

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

  • The first half was back and forth with the score tied three times and the lead changing hands five times. 
  • Curry took their largest lead of the opening half on a three from Santiago with 16:09 on the clock. 
  • Tied at 18-18, the Rams rattled off an 11-0 run capped by a pair of Okafor freebies to take a 29-18 lead. 
  • The Rams extended the to as many as 19 in the opening half before heading to the locker room leading 45-28. Bruce had 10 points off the bench for the Rams in the opening frame. 

  • Curry’s first 24 points of the game came from behind and until they hit their final two buckets of the half from two. 
  • Curry cut the deficit to 11 (46-35) in the opening minutes of the second half on a Seth Foley bucket, but the Rams quickly pushed the lead back to 20 on a Nyantenji three with just under 15 remaining. 
  • The Rams led by as many as 35 in the second half before taking the win 92-61. 

UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on Friday and Saturday when they travel to the Emmanuel College Tip Off Classic, while Curry travels to RIC on Friday at 7 p.m. 

 

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