Framingham State Defeats Fisher College 73-70

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By Framingham State athletics

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team erased a double digit second half deficit with a 19-6 run as the Rams went on to secure a 73-70 victory over Fisher College in non-conference action at Logan Gymnasium.  

Framingham State improves to 3-5 overall.

Fisher College is now 7-5

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

  • The Falcons opened the game and led 8-3 just under three into the game. 
  • The Rams chipped away at the lead and tied the game at 18-18 after five straight points from Jahden Erold. 
  • Fisher responded with a 9-0 spurt taking a 27-18 lead with seven to play in the frame.  JD Okafor ended the run with a dunk for the Rams. 
  • The Falcons extended the lead to 35-22 with five to play before heading to the locker room leading 43-29. 
  • The Rams closed the gap to six in the opening minutes of the second half, but Fisher pushed the lead back to 53-41 with 13 minutes to play. 

  • The Rams used a 19-6 run over the next six minutes to take the lead 60-59 on an Okafor layup. Erold nailed a big three on the spurt and Bryan Thompson pushed the lead to 63-59 on a three with just over five to play. 
  • Fisher pulled within two (64-62) but an Ivan Nyantenji three pushed the lead back two five with two to play. 
  • Fisher once again pulled within on a Kyle Butler-Gaffney layup, but an Aveon Woods bucket pushed the lead back to three. 
  • Fisher closed the gap to one, 71-70, on a pair of free throws with eight seconds to play, but Okafor drilled a pair of free throws to seal the victory for the Rams. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: 

  • Okafor finished the game with a double double for the Rams with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Erold chipped in with 12 points and eight boards off the bench. 
  • Nyantenji and Woods finished with 11 points apiece and Woods just missed a double double as he finished with nine boards, two assists and two steals. 
  • Cross Bandy finished the game with 13 points and three assists for Fisher, while Johnny Ortiz added 12 and Dakota Gillespie added 10. 

UP NEXT: 

The Rams are back in action Thursday night when they travel to Gordon at 7 p.m. The Falcons travel to Bryant & Stratton on Saturday at 6 p.m. 

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