GAME RECAP • 2/17/2014
MEN'S BASKETBALL vs. FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY
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The Framingham State University men’s basketball team outscored the University of Maine-Fort Kent 54-28 on their way to a 97-65 victory Monday evening in non-conference action at the Athletic Recreation Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. With the victory, the host Rams improved to 8-16 on the year, while UMFK fell to 7-20.
Junior guard Ronnie DeBarros (New Bedford, Mass.) and freshman guard Dan Gould (Quincy, Mass.) led a balanced Ram scoring attack with 12 points apiece. Freshman Charles Collins (Lynn, Mass.) and junior forward George Jordan (Worcester, Mass.) chipped in with 10 points apiece. Jordan just missed a double double grabbing a team-best eight boards.
The Bengals were led by 15 points from sophomore Mauro Vicic (Kanafanar, Croatia) who connected on 5-of-6 from the floor, while classmate Fred Sanchez (Bronx, NY) chipped in with 14 points, three rebounds and two assists. Junior James Givens (Fairfield, CA) finished with 12 points, three rebounds, six assists and a pair steals, while junior Jorge Matesanz (Sevilla, Spain) chipped 10 points, five assists and two steals.
After trading the lead for the first four minutes of the game, the host Rams used a 14-2 surge fueled by six points off the bench DeBarros to take the lead for good. The Bengals countered with an 11-3 run of their own to pull within three with just under nine minutes remaining. The Rams then pushed the lead back to eight before taking a six point lead into the locker room.
Framingham State opened the second half on a 17-3 in the first five and a half minutes of the second half to all but put the game out of reach. The Rams shot 59% from the floor in the game (41-70) and 53% from behind the arc (9-17), while the Bengals shot 47% for the game (23-49) but only 35% from behind the arc. The Rams bench outscored the Bengals bench 49-15 and also held a decisive 54-26 advantage in points in the paint.