BOSTON – In its home opener, the Suffolk women's basketball team suffered a 61-50 setback as Framingham State kept its unbeaten streak in tact Saturday afternoon inside Regan Gymnasium.
SCORE: Suffolk 50, Framingham State 61
RECORDS: Suffolk (3-4) | Framingham State (6-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Alexandra Nagri put the ball in for the Suffolk Rams on the first possession of the game before a see-saw game ensued. Suffolk would take a 9-6 edge, but Framingham quickly responded to take its own 10-9 lead. The blue and gold Rams outscored FSU 5-4 down the stretch to lead by one, 14-13, after the first 10 minutes.
The visitors opened the second stanza with a 7-0 stretch that gave them a 20-14 cushion with 8:40 to go before intermission. FSU did not relinquish the advantage as it went on to take a 28-19 lead at the midway point. Georgia Bourikas sparked a last run before the break for the hosts, as they went on 7-2 spur to cut the deficit to just three, 34-31, at the intermission.
The Suffolk Rams continued to roll out of the break as Alexandra Clarke's layup made it a one-point game. Framingham did not let the Suffolk Rams get any closer, however, as the visitors rebuilt a comfortable led that they held for the majority of the third.
Suffolk found itself in a double-digit deficit to open the fourth and could not climb out of the hole as FSU went on to take the non-conference contest, 61-50.
- Caitlyn Caramello made the most of her first start of the season with the junior pacing Suffolk's offense with 12 points, shooting 3-for-5 from the floor, 2-for-3 from long range and 4-for-6 from the line. The forward put together a double-double effort as well with 12 rebounds, including 11 on the defensive end.
- Caramello recorded her second double-double of the year and fourth of her collegiate career.
- Clarke contributed nine points, eight boards and one block.
- Bourikas also added nine points to go along with three caroms and two handouts.
- Collectively, Suffolk struggled from the field, shooting 31 percent and 27.3 percent from beyond the arc. The Rams' 61.5 connection rate at the charity stripe kept them in the contest.
- Framingham held a slim advantage on the glass, 45-41.
- Thanks to 15 steals, FSU turned Suffolk's 31 turnovers into 15 points.
Suffolk stays in the friendly confines of Regan Gymnasium for a mid-week matchup as it steps back into GNAC play for a Wednesday, Dec. 7 contest versus Johnson & Wales at 7:15 p.m.