Marazzi Leads Fitchburg State Women in Loss
FITCHBURG -- Junior Angelina Marazzi recorded 13 points and two rebounds to lead the Fitchburg State University women’s basketball team in Saturday’s 80-48 MASCAC loss to visiting Worcester State University.
It was a rough day from the opening tip for the hosts, who fell behind 7-0 out of the gates and watched the Lancers pull far out in front before a home-friendly fourth quarter made the final score a little closer.
In addition to the play of Marazzi, Fitchburg State (8-7, 2-2 MASCAC) got great effort from sophomore Chloe Roberts, who finished with 10 points and four rebounds.
Worcester State (12-5, 3-1 MASCAC) built a 7-0 lead to open the game, capped by a jumper sophomore Colleen Cutting. Fitchburg State added a hoop from sophomore Payton Holmes to bring the score to 17-4. The Lancers finished the frame with an 8-0 run, including four points from freshman Sarah Blomgren, of Lunenburg, to hold a 25-4 advantage after one period.
In the second frame, Worcester charged ahead to a 37-8 lead on a trey from sophomore Sam Maglione, of Lancaster, before the Falcons closed the first-half scoring with a jumper from Roberts and a deep 3-pointer from Marazzi to make the score 41-23 going into the break.
Following the intermission, Worcester State upped the lead to 57-26 with five straight points from senior Kate Surprenant. Fitchburg State ended the third quarter with a 4-0 run, and the visitors held a 68-31 lead.
The fourth quarter provided a silver lining for the hosts, as they outscored the Lancers 17-12 the rest of the way.
Fitchburg State will next travel to Westfield State on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. MASCAC bout.