Doss Leads FSU to Win Over MCLA
FITCHBURG -- Former Fitchburg High star Charles Doss scored a team-high 17 points and the Fitchburg State men’s basketball team raced past MCLA 94-73 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action on Wednesday.
Fitchburg State (10-12, 4-4) opened the scoring with baskets from senior Anselm Edegbe and junior Jordan Jones and never trailed in the game.
Holding a 39-27 lead the Falcons finished out the first half with an 11-4 run highlighted by five points from Jones to take a 50-31 margin into intermission.
In the second half, the Falcons extended their lead to 64-39 on 11 straight points from junior Charles Doss while the visitors countered with five points from junior Mike Demartinis.
The hosts secured their fourth conference victory as junior Devin Harris sank six shots from the charity stripe for the 94-73 final.
Jones had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and Harris added 11 points of his own. Andre Ruff chipped in with a dozen points off the bench.
Trailblazers cut down FSU women
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg State women’s basketball fell to the Trailblazers of MCLA, 74-56, in MASCAC play on Wednesday at Parkinson Gymnasium.
The Falcons (9-12, 2-7) had no answer for Courtney Pingelski, who posted a game-high 31 points to go with 10 rebounds. Kylah Langston added 17 points for MCLA (5-9, 1-9).
Fitchburg State was led by Angelina Marazzi, who had a team-best 19 points and five rebounds, while Catherine Coppinger added seven points and a game-high 14 boards. Payton Holmes added 10 points off the bench.
The Falcons shot 20-for-64 (31.3 percent) from the field and 26.9 percent (7-for-26) from 3-point range, while MCLA was 29-for-73 (39.7 percent) overall, including 5-of-13 from beyond the arc.