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FITCHBURG – The Framingham State women’s basketball defeated Fitchburg State by a 92-68 decision in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action on Saturday afternoon at Parkinson Gymnasium. 

Framingham State Rams improve to 14-5 overall and 6-3 in the MASCAC.

Falcons drop to 3-18 overall and 1-7 in the Conference.

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  • Tied at 3-3, the Rams reeled off ten straight points capped by a three-pointer from Gwendolyn Carpenter. The Falcons countered with a jumper from Caileen Hurley and a trey from Allison Prentis to make it a 19-8 ballgame.  A pair of free throws from Morgan Genness cut the deficit to 21-17 but the Rams closed out the frame with a pair of buckets from Kelsey Yelle. 
  • Green and Gold junior Olivia Almeida knocked down a pair of three-pointers and a jumper to get the Falcons within two points (29-27). The Rams answered with Yelle hitting four straight baskets to keep the Framingham advantage at 39-32. Fitchburg finished the quarter with a 7-4 run capped by a trey from newcomer Aliza Som. 
  • Framingham State opened the second half with a pair from the charity stripe and a layup from Katty Haidul before the Falcons could answer with a layup from Juliana Davis and two free-throws from Rylie Harlow. Trailing 58-44, the hosts went on an 8-0 run with three-pointers from Kathryn Hart and Almeida in the run. A pair of 3-pointers from Carpenter and Katherine Haselton moved the Rams to a 68-54 lead after three. 
  • A 3-pointer from Almeida and a lay-up from Stephanie Hart keep the Falcons within reach (70-59). Framingham State capitalized from the charity strip adding six points and Yelle finished off a three-point play en route to the MASCAC win. 

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  • Yelle led the way with a career-high 32 points, 7 rebounds, and two assists. Katty Haidul notched a double-double, 15 points and a game-high 18 rebounds. 
  • Almeida paced the Falcons with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Harlow chipped in with 12 points, 7 rebounds, a steal, 2 blocks, and three assists. 
  • Framingham State shot 38-for-67 (56.7%) from the field and (5-for-13) 38.5% from three-point range 
  • Fitchburg State finished 25-for-70 (35.7%) overall and (11-for-34) 32.4% for beyond the arc 
  • The Rams held a 48-31 advantage on the boards 

UP NEXT:  The Rams return to the court on Wednesday when they host MCLA at 7:30 in Framingham.  

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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.