The men's basketball team suffered a tough 84-82 overtime loss to Mohawk Valley in the Region 3 semi-finals. The loss completed remarkable 20-7 season for Coach Ed Collar's squad.
The Raiders tied the score at 16 midway through the first half. After a timeout, the Raiders went to a man to man defense and caused four straight turnovers. With a minute and a half remaining, FM took the lead 29-28.
In the second half, Juwan Malone sank three pointer to start the second half leading 36-30. Mohawk Valley netted the score at 50 with 8:50 to play. The Hawks took an eight point lead heading into the final minutes of the contest. FM answered with a 7-0 run and cut the lead to 65-66 with 2 minutes remaining. Amadou Diakite sank a clutch three pointer to tie the game at 70 with 10 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, MV went on a 7-2 run the FM couldn't recover from and secured the win 84-82.
Amadou Diakite was named to the All-Tournament team, as well as, 1st team all-region and all-conference. Jaleel Jean Jacques was named to 3rd team all-region and all-conference and Juwan Malone was tabbed to the 2rd team all-conference.
Head Coach Ed Collar was named Region 3 and Mountain Valley Conference Coach of the Year.