The Raiders extended their winning streak to five games on Wednesday night. FM hosted the North Country Saints and saw ten players reach the scoring column for an 80-75 Mountain Valley Conference victory.
FM trailed early in the first half until Darren Demmit came off the bench and sparked the Raiders first lead of the game 18-17. Jaleel Jean Jacques and Tyvon Stenson sparked an 11-0 run and FM extended their lead to 35-24 with five minutes remaining in the half. Kobe Vaughan scored the final five points of the half and FM led 45-32.
The Raiders came out fast in the second half and took their largest lead of the game 60-45. The Saints would not back down as they went on a 16-2 run and trailed 66-62 with 8 minutes remaining.
With six minutes remaining and FM up by just four points, Coach Collar called a time out. After the timeout, Tyvon Stenson grabbed two steals to spark a quick 6-0 run and extend the lead 76-66. The Raiders had trouble closing out the game and the Saints were able to trail by just three points with under a minute remaining. Dante Morgan and Amadou Diakite sank critical foul shots to secure the 80-75 victory.
FM will look to get their sixth win in a row on Sunday, December 10th. They travel to play Finger Lakes CC in their final game of the semester.