Women's Basketball Defeats Jefferson

Women's Basketball Defeats Jefferson

The women's basketball team defeated the Jefferson Cannoneers in their home opener Sunday afternoon.  Niaimani Marshall led the Lady Raiders with 29 points in route to an 81-79 victory.

FM and Jefferson kept in close for most of the contest.  The Raiders led 49-45 at the half, but both teams got off to a slow start in the third quarter.

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Jefferson was able to tie the score at 70 with six minutes remaining in the contest.  Niasia Phillips converted on a three point play to push the lead to 73-70.  Destiny Prather scored with 27 seconds left, to set the score at 80-77 and FM was able to hang on for the 81-79 victory.

Niaimani Marshall finished 12-23 from the field, including 4-8 from three point land.  Phillips finished with 20 points and DiAsia DeBoue tallied 11 points and 7 assists. 

FM's next contest will be Tuesday, September 27th on the road against Schenectady Community College.