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Women's Basketball Ends First Semester Play With 62-50 Triumph At Framingham State

SUFFOLK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Athletic & Recreation Center, Framingham, Mass.

FINAL: SUFFOLK 62, FRAMINGHAM STATE 50

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--  Sophomore Stephanie Zito (Guilford, Conn.) scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while senior Katie Castignetti (Braintree, Mass.) added 15 points and nine boards as well in leading Suffolk to a 62-50 non-league college women’s basketball victory over Framingham State Saturday afternoon at the Athletic & Recreation Center.

Suffolk’s Rams (4-4) used a 13-5 run midway through the opening half of action to turn a two-point lead into a 10-point cushion (27-17) before setting for a 30-23 advantage at the break, and after Framingham’s Rams (1-5) sliced their deficit to four (37-33) on a three-pointer by junior Allison Hart (Somerset, Mass.) with 14:17 remaining in the contest, Suffolk scored 10 straight points, capping the run on a Zito three-pointer, to take a 47-33 lead with 10:02 to play in the game and extending that margin to as many as 17 points in the final six minutes of action.

Junior Kerry Bowman (Guilford, Conn.) added eight points, six rebounds and four steals in the win for Suffolk, which also received five points and four caroms from senior Stephanie Morrissey (Abington, Mass.) as well as seven boards from junior Meghan Tracey (Rehoboth, Mass.).  The visiting Rams shot 41 percent from the field while holding a 46-44 rebounding edge for the contest.

Sophomore Toya Chester (Leominster, Mass.) notched a double-double effort of 11 points and 10 rebounds in the setback for Framingham State, which also received eight points and eight boards from senior Christina Bordini (Chelmsford, Mass.).  Hart and freshman Nicole McConaghy (Medford, Mass.) also scored eight points for the host Rams, who shot just 28 percent from the field.

Both teams will return to action after the New Year, as Suffolk will be idle until Saturday, January 12th when the Rams host Albertus Magnus in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference outing at Regan Gymnasium beginning at 2:00 p.m., while Framingham State will be idle until Saturday, January 5th when the Rams host Anna Maria in a non-league match-up at the Athletic & Recreation Center beginning at 1:00 p.m.