The women's basketball team defeated the Tompkins Cortland Panthers on Thursday night and improved to 5-1 on the season.
The Lady Raiders jumped out to a 17-13 first quarter lead. In the second quarter, the Panthers tied the game at 18 with 7 minutes left in the quarter. FM answered with a 7-0 run to regain the momentum. Shelby Dopp closed out the half off an assist from Gabby Brown to lead 30-25.
In the third quarter, McKiea Weekes extended the lead 33-25. The Panthers got hot from three point land and cut the deficit to 39-34 with 2 minutes remaining. Niaimani Marshall closed out the half with a layup and the 45-41 lead.
DiAsia DeBoue took over in the 4th quarter for the Lady Raiders scoring 12 points in the quarter and playing tenacious defense. FM was able to pull out the 62-55 victory.
The Lady Raiders will host the Broome Hornets on Monday, December 3rd at 5:00 p.m.