FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Framingham State University women's basketball team received a team-high 20 points from junior forward Julia Sanborn (Dracut, Mass.) Tuesday evening as the Rams defeated Lasell College 72-60 in non-conference action at the Athletic Center.
The Lasers were led by 22 points from junior Amanda Ortiz (Newton, Mass.), while sophomore Peyton Young (Douglas, Mass.) finished with eight. Framingham State improved to 2-1 while the Lasers dropped to 1-3.
The Rams led 10-4 after a trey by sophomore Abbey Battaini (Haverhill, Mass.) midway through the first quarter, but the Lasers closed the quarter with 13-5 run fueled by a pair of threes from Young to take a 17-15 lead after one.
The second quarter was tied at 21-21 with just over seven minutes remaining, but the Rams used an 11-0 run featuring six points from Sanborn to open up a double digit lead. The two teams traded baskets at the end of the quarter and the Rams led 34-23 at the break.
The Rams extended the lead to 15 midway through the third after a pair of threes from Battaini. A steal and bucket in transition from Young cut the deficit to 11 for the Lasers with 10 seconds remaining in the frame, but sophomore Bryanna Santos (Brockton, Mass.) converted a pair of free throws in the closing seconds and the Rams led 54-41 after three.
In the fourth, the Rams extended the lead to as many as 19 on a layup and freebie from junior Emily Velozo (Tewksbury, Mass.) midway through the fourth.
The Rams are back in action on Friday, November 30th when they travel to Norwich for the Ed Hockenbury Classic and face Hamilton College at 8 p.m., while the Lasers face Medgar Evers in the Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday, November 24, at 5 p.m.
(Courtesy of Framingham State Sports Information)
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