Marazzi Leads Fitchburg State in Loss to Framingham
FITCHBURG -- Junior Angelina Marazzi had a big day, recording 19 points, seven assists and five rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the hosts as the Fitchburg State University women’s basketball team fell to MASCAC foe Framingham State, 90-63, on Saturday.
Framingham State (14-5, 5-1 MASCAC) took a 12-3 advantage to open the contest on a Liana Cunningham jumper before Fitchburg State (8-10, 2-5 MASCAC) countered with a 3-pointer from junior Catherine Coppinger (8 points, 12 rebounds) to cut the lead to 12-6. The Rams then extended their advantage to 20-11 on a basket by sophomore Camille Desrochers.
The Rams pushed their lead to 29-11 on a layup from junior Mary Kate O’Day (22 points, 8 assists and 13 rebounds), but the Falcons responded with a 3-ball by sophomore Payton Holmes and a layup from Marazzi to cut the deficit to 36-18. The hosts continued to chip away at the lead, going on a 5-0 run to end the half on buckets from freshman Jadelen Harold and sophomore Chloe Roberts to make the score 50-29 going into break.
Framingham State upped its advantage to 57-29 on a Julia Sanborn basket before Fitchburg State answered with a three-point play from Marazzi to cut the lead to 57-32. The Rams built the lead to 73-46 as junior Emily Velozo hit a pair from the charity stripe.
To open the fourth quarter, the Falcons cut into the lead on a 3-pointer by Marazzi and a Mishelle Logie layup, making it 75-51, but the Rams answered on a Sanborn jumper to push the lead to 79-54. After a 3-pointer by Coppinger, Framingham State secured the victory on a bucket by Sanborn.
Fitchburg State will next travel to face Salem State on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.