By Framingham State athletics
BOSTON – Framingham State senior Krysta Padellaro scored a career-high 22 points en route to a 68-64 victory over Emerson College in non-conference action Saturday afternoon in Boston.
With the win Framingham State improves to 6-1.
With the loss Emerson College drops to 2-7 overall.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Padellaro led all scorers with 22 points going 12-of-15 from the line and adding four rebounds and five assists. Katty Haidul scored 17 points with nine boards and two rejections. Gwendolyn Carpenter chipped in 11 points with nine boards and three steals while Flannery O’Connor added ten points and cleaned up eight off the glass.
- Olivia Deslauriers scored a team-high 20 for Emerson connecting five times from long range. Annika Herbert added 18 points on 4-of-5 from long range.
- The Lions shot 39% from the field and connecting on 11-of-29 from three-point range. The Rams shot 44% from the field but only connected on one trey but picked up 23 from the charity stripe.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The contest saw nine ties and six lead changes and neither team led by more than seven points the entire game.
- The Rams jumped out to an 11-4 lead midway through the first quarter when Padellaro sank both her shots from the line but the Lions chipped away to tie the game at 17 one a Herbert trey to end the first quarter.
- The Lions extended their second quarter lead to 27-21 on a Ella Bushee layup with two minutes to go in the half and going into the break, up 32-28. The Rams would score the first points of the third with Padellaro and O’Connor both converting layups.
- After trading leads a couple more times the Rams trailed 60-59 halfway through the 4th quarter after O’Connor knocked down a layup after an Emerson timeout. After getting a stop on the other end FSU found a great time to convert their only three-pointer of the day when Carpenter sunk one from long range to give the Rams a 62-60 lead that they would not relinquish. A Devin Hill layup with a minute to go cut Emerson’s deficit to one but the Rams were able to sink their free throws to preserve the victory.
UP NEXT: The Rams return to the court Tuesday evening when they host MIT in Framingham.