Framingham State Defeats Elms College 78-63

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By Framingham State athletics


FRAMINGHAM –  The Framingham State University men’s basketball team used a 23-4 run in the opening half opening up a sizeable lead as the Rams went on to defeat Elms College 78-63 this evening in non-conference action at Logan Gymnasium in Framingham. 

Framingham State improves to 2-1.

Elms College suffers its first loss and is now 1-1


  • Tied 6-6 just under three minutes into the game, the Rams rattled off five straight including a Julius Goines layup to take an 11-6 lead. 
  • Elms closed the gap to three on a three from Tahquell Cadle, but the Rams used a 7-0 run to take a 17-10 lead with 13:37 on the clock. 
  • The Rams took control of the game with a 23-4 run late in the first half to take a 40-16 lead with just under four to play. The Rams took a 43-23 lead into the locker room. JD Okafor paced the Rams in the opening half with 15 points on 5-of-5 from the floor. 
  • In the second half, the Rams maintained the sizeable lead, but Elms did not go away. The Blazers chipped away late and were able to close the gap to 11 on a jumper with just over three to go, but the Rams responded with a three from Ryan England pushing the lead back to 14. 


  • Okafor led all scorers with a game-high 23 points on 9-of-10 from the floor. He added six boards, an assist and a block. 
  • Goines finished the game with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists, while England finished the contest with 10 points as he connected on 3-of-5 from behind the arc. 
  • Jahden Erold added 10 points off the bench for the Rams and chipped in with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. 
  • The Blazers were led by 12 points from Jaijuan Macklin who added five boards, two assists, a steal and a block. 
  • Cadle finished the game with nine points, while Vashon Wilson added eight off the bench. 


The Rams are back in action on Friday and Saturday at the Western New England Tournament, while Elms hosts SUNY Cobleskill on Thursday at 7 p.m. 


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