FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Wheaton College men's basketball team fell 67-63 to Framingham State in a back-and-forth contest that saw six lead changes and eight ties.
Wheaton (3-3) were led by a game-high 20 points from Ryan Fogarty who ended the game 8-for-13 from the floor and 2-for-3 from behind the three-point arc. Sophomore Duaka Ekwensi added 12 points, while classmate Riley Tetreault chipped in nine.
Framingham State (2-3) were led Patrick Gould who finished with a team-high 17 points, finishing the night 5-for-5 from three-point range. Tony Alexandre scored 14 points and Manny Payton contributed 13.
The Rams led most of the game, but never by more than seven points. Wheaton captured the momentum halfway through the second period, capturing a four-point lead on back-to-back layups by Ekwensi and Tetreault. The Rams responded with a 7-0 run to pull back ahead 58-54.
Wheaton tied the game over the next three minutes, with Fogarty capping off the comeback with a quick layup. Consecutive baskets by Tim Mangano handed Framingham State the lead back, but this time Wheaton would not be able to find a way to counter.
Wheaton returns to the court on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at Emerson Gymnasium against Worcester State.