Vikings Sink Rams 78-58
By Framingham State athletics
SALEM – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team was back in action Saturday afternoon and were defeated 78-58 by Salem State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Twohig Gymnasium in Salem.
Framingham State falls to 2-13. The Rams are winless in the Conference.
Salem State improves to 9-7 overall. The Vikings are undefeated in the Conference.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Rams were led in the game by 15 points and nine boards off the bench from Brett Okundaye. Okundaye connected on 5-of-8 from the floor and added an assist and three steals.
- Jahden Erold also tallied 15 points in the contest and added four boards, three assists and two steals.
- Ivan Nyantenji and Emmanuel Raymond chipped in with eight points apiece, while Johsue Castillo added six points and seven rebounds.
- The Vikings saw five players tally double figures led by a game-high 17 points and 16 rebounds from Jarret Byrne.
- Conner Byrne added a double double of his own with 11 ponts and 11 boards to go along with four blocks.
- Sean Bryan tallied 13 points and just missed a double double as he dished out a game-best nine assists, while Chris MacDonald and Juvens Louis added 10 points apiece.
- THe Vikings shot 47% from the floor in the game including 36% from behind the arc, while Rams connected on 35% of their offerings and struggled from long range connecting on just 1-of-10.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Rams jumped out to a quick four point lead in the opening minutes of the game on a layup from Castillo.
- Salem State used an 8-0 run capped by a Byrne three to take a 14-6 lead just over five minutes into the game. The Vikings continued to maintain the lead taking a 37-24 lead at the half.
- In the second half, the Rams closed the gap to 10 (45-35) on an Erold bucket with 14:14 on the clock, but the Vikings responded with a 12-2 spurt over the next three minutes pushing the lead back to 20 en route to the victory.
UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action on Wednesday when they host Worcester State at 7:30p.m.