By Framingham State athletics
FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team rallied in the second half but fell short as they were defeated 73-65 by Fisher College Tuesday evening, December 7, in non-conference action at the Athletic Center at Framingham State University.
With the win, the Fisher Falcons improve to 3-7.
With the loss, Framingham State drops to 2-10 overall.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Rams were led by 15 points and five rebounds from Keith Hollman, while Javaris Hill connected on 6-of-9 from the floor for 13 points to go along with four boards, two steals and two blocks.
- Jalen Bruce tallied 12 points off the bench for the Rams and added four rebounds and seven assists.
- Jahden Erold was the fourth Ram in double figures with 11 points, while Mitchgell Merizier tallied seven.
- The Falcons were led by a game-high 20 points on 8-of-13 from the floor from Ke’Andre Penceal.
- Josiah Patton chipped in with 18 points on 5-of-7 from the floor including 3-of-3 from behind the arc. He added four rebounds, three assists and five steals in the contest.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In the first half, Fisher jumped out to a 15-2 lead just under five minutes into the game and led by as many as 16 points midway through the frame.
- The Rams chipped away at the lead and pulled within seven, 24-17, on a Brett Okundaye jumper with 7:29 remaining.
- Fisher pushed the lead back to double figures before the Rams cut it to six on a pair of occasions including on a Bruce jumper with 3:12 left in the half.
- The Falcons closed the half with a 10-3 run taking a 39-26 lead at the half.
- The Rams started the second half with a 16-6 run capped by a Hollman bucket to pull within three, 45-42, with 11:54 on the clock.
- Three was as close as the Rams would get as the Falcons used a run to push the lead back to double digits, 57-47, with 8:45 remaining.
- The Falcons led by as many as 11 in the second half en route to victory.
UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on January 5, when they travel to Bridgewater State at 7:30 p.m.