A detail view of an Wilson NCAA basketball is seen on a court at Bracket Town on Sunday April 3, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
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By Framingham State athletics


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FRAMINGHAM – – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team closed the season Saturday afternoon with 67-52 loss to 2023 MASCAC Regular Season Champions Worcester State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Logan Gymnasium.     

Worcester State improves to 20-5 overall.

The Lancers are undefeated in the Conference at 12-0.

Framingham State drops to 5-20 overall and 2-10 in the MASCAC.

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  • Worcester State jumped out to an 11-5 lead after a layup from Ryan Rubenskas with 13:50 on the clock. 
  • The Rams chipped away at the lead and pulled within one on a pair of occasions before tying the game 20-20 on a Marshall Martin three with just over five minutes remaining. 
  • The two teams traded points before a pair of Juran Ligonde free throws gave the Rams a 31-28 lead at the half. 
  • The Lancers started the second half with a 17-2 run capped by a Sam Dion three and a pair of Zion Hendrix free throws to take a 45-33 lead with just over 12 minutes to play. 
  • The Lancers extended the lead to 53-36 but a pair of threes from Ivan Nyantenji closed the gap to 53-42 with just under eight to play.  The Lancers responded with five straight points and maintained the advantage throughout the rest of the second half. 

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  • The Rams saw three players score double figures led by 13 points from Nyantenji off the bench. Nyantenji connected on 4-of-7 from behind the arc in the game and added two rebounds and a steal. 
  • Martin finished the game with 11 points and six rebounds, while Ligonde finished the game with 10 points and six rebounds. 
  • JD Okafor chipped in with seven points and a team-best 13 rebounds for the Rams. 
  • The Lancers were led by 16 points and 13 rebounds from Erik Bjorn, while Rubenskas finished the game with 13 points and nine rebounds. 
  • Hendrix finished the game with 10 points for the Lancers, while Dion finished with nine and four assists. 

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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.