MILTON, Mass. – The Curry College Women's Basketball team was edged by visiting Framing State University, 69-62, in non-conference action Tuesday night in Milton. The Rams improved to 3-2 on the season, while the Colonels now stand at 2-2 overall.
Curry scored the final basket in the first half with nine seconds remaining, after senior Kylie Beltz (Pequot Lakes, Minn.) drained a three-pointer to give the Colonels a 33-27 lead entering intermission.
Sophomore Sarah Palace (Auburn, Mass.) opened the second half with a made three-pointer for Framingham State, then Curry ran off six-straight points to claim a 37-30 advantage with 18:58 on the clock. Freshman Nicole Rice (Woburn, Mass.) started the run with a jumper, while junior Shannon Griffith (West Hartford, Conn.) scored the next four points.
The visitors would steadily chip away, tying the game at 55-55 after sophomore Alycia Rackliffe (Feeding Hills, Mass.) split a pair from the charity stripe with 4:03 left in the second frame. Freshman Payton Bruegger (Millbury, Mass.) also split a pair of free throws, giving the Rams a lead (56-55) they would never relinquish. Framingham State went on to score 13 of the game's final 20 points, leading to the 69-62 victory.
The Rams were led by Rackliffe with 16 points and a team-best 11 rebounds. Palace scored a team-high 18 points, while senior Nicole Bostic (Easton, Mass.) chipped in with 14 points.
The Colonels host Western New England on Wednesday, December 3 for their Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) opener with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off time, while Framingham State travels to Rivier University on Tuesday, December 2 for a non-conference contest at 5:30 p.m.