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Rams Advance to Conference Hoop Finals For Second Time in Framingham State History

The Framingham State women's basketball team defeated second seed Westfield State 62-53 Thursday night in Westfield. The Conference final is schedule for Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

Senior Kristen Hoffman led Framingham State with 20 points. Credit: Framingham State Athletics
Senior Kristen Hoffman led Framingham State with 20 points. Credit: Framingham State Athletics

The Framingham State University women's basketball team received a game-high 20 points from senior guard Kristen Hoffman,  as the third seeded Rams defeated second seed Westfield State University 62-53 Thursday night in Westfield.

The Rams (17-10) advance to the Conference Tournament final for the first time since the 2001 season and for just the second time in program history.

The Rams travel to top seed Bridgewater State University on Saturday, March 1 for a 1 p.m. clash.  The Bears defeated fourth seed Salem State 88-62 earlier this evening to advance to the final.

Hoffman led a trio of Rams in double figures as she connected on 6-of-11 from the field and filled her stat line with four rebounds, two assists and a steal.  

Junior Margo McCarthy chipped in with 13 points including some key buckets down the stretch as the Rams took control of the game. Freshman forward Alycia Rackliffe  racked up a double double with 12 points and a team-high 14 rebounds including 11 on the defensive glass. Rackliffe connected on 6-of-10 from the floor and picked up three blocks and two steals.



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