The Fisher College men’s basketball team erased a 15 point first half deficit and came away with an 86-75 victory over the Framingham State University Rams Tuesday night in non-conference action at Framingham’s Athletic Recreation Center.
With the loss, the Rams even their record at 4-4 with the loss.
With the game tied at 6-6 with just under three minutes played, the Rams rattled off a 16-5 run to take a 22-11 lead. The run was fueled by seven points, including a three from long range, by sophomore Joe McCabe. The Rams extended the lead to 15 (37-22) after five straight points from freshman Wesley Ogbevoen off the bench. The Falcons responded closing the half with a 13-4 run of their own keyed by 10 points from junior Chris Green. Green knocked down a trio of three pointers and converted a four point play to start the spurt that pulled the Falcons to within five (41-35) at the break.
The Rams pushed the lead back to 10 after baskets by juniors George Jordan and Patrick Cuff to start the second, but the Falcons chipped away at the lead finally tying the score (56-56) on a Green trifecta midway through the frame. The Falcons grabbed a seven point lead, 68-61, after back-to-back buckets from Orlando Zayas with 5:22 left on the clock.
The Rams responded with a 9-2 run fueled by five points from freshman Steve Murphy including a bucket to tie the game at 70-70 with 3:28 showing on the clock. Green followed with his sixth three of the evening putting the Falcons back on top for good. A Jordan jumper pulled the Rams back within two, but the Falcons scored the final nine points of the game to secure the victory.
Sophomore Tyler Shular led all scorers with 29 points including 12-of-13 from the free throw line, while Green finished with 23 on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor including 6-of-8 from long range. Zayas was the only other Falcon in double figures with 11 points.
The Rams, who received 40 points from their reserves, were paced by 17 points from Jordan off the bench. Jordan connected on 8-of-12 from the field to go along with four boards and a pair of steals. McCabe finished the night with 12 points, while freshman Charles Collins chipped in with five assists and four steals.
The Rams return to action on Thursday evening at Lesley University at 8 p.m.