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FRAMINGHAM – The Bridgewater State women’s basketball team outscored the Framingham State Rams 25-9 in the second quarter en route to a 75-58 win in the MASCAC opener for each side Wednesday evening in Framingham. 

The loss is the first MASCAC regular season loss for the Rams since February of 2019 snapping a 25-game conference regular season winning streak.  

Framingham State (8-3, 0-1 MASCAC)

Bridgewater State (9-4, 1-0 MASCAC) 

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  • The Bears took an eight-point lead late in the first quarter on a Caroline Tripp layup before Flannery O’Connor made a layup on her end to cap the first with the visitors leading 18-12.  
  • The Bears rattled off a 25-6 run spanning most of the second quarter before Jenna Tavanese drained a triple in the final seconds to send the teams into the break with the Rams trailing 43-21.  
  • Kylie Grassi scored ten first half points with four boards, four steals and three helpers for the Bears.  
  • After trailing by as much as 24 with 6:32 to go in the third quarter, the Rams spun off a 16-3 run to head to the fourth quarter trailing 52-41. Gwendolyn Carpenter scored seven of the Rams 16 points over that period.  
  • The Bears would answer with an 11-3 run to open the fourth capped by a Sydney Bradbury trey to take a 19-point lead with 6:42 to go and would cruise to a 75-58 final.  

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  • Bradbury scored a game-high 20 points with three boards and three steals shooting 7-of-16 from the floor. Grassi added 14 points with a game-high seven assists while Sophia Gaucher added eight points and a team best nine rebounds.  
  • The Rams were paced by Gwendolyn Carpenter who scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists and two swipes. Flannery O’Connor scored 11 points with 11 boards and two blocks while Jenna Tavanese added 11 points off the bench for FSU.  
  • The Bears shot 39% from the field and 36% from long range. Compared to the Rams 33% from the field and 29% from downtown.  
  • Bridgewater converted the Rams 23 turnovers into 19 points while the Rams just created nine points off the Bears 13 turnovers.  

UP NEXT:  Framingham State returns to the court on Saturday when they travel to Westfield State for a MASCAC tilt starting at 2pm. The Bears will host Salem State in MASCAC action on Saturday at 2pm. 

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.