The women's basketball team moves on to the Region 3 semi-finals with a victory over Tomkins Cortland on Tuesday night. After 10 lead changes, the Lady Raiders were able to secure a 74-65 win.
FM trailed 13-12 after the first quarter, but Niaimani Marshall erupted for 10 second quarter points to take the lead 32-27.
Tompkins Cortland tied the game at 34 with 7 minutes left in the third quarter. DiAsia DeBoue put FM in front 49-48, but TC3 closed out the quarter leading 52-49.
Barbara-Inez McKinney grabbed a big offensive rebound and DeBoue drilled a three to put the Raiders up 63-57. With one minute remaining, DeBoue sank another three to put the game out of reach and led 68-61.
DeBoue led with 27 points, 7 assists, 6 steals and 8 rebounds. Marshall followed with 26 points, 8 assists, and 5 steals. McKiea Weekes finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds. All three players played all 40 minutes in the contest.
The Lady Raiders will move on to the Final Four this weekend, hosted by Onondaga Community College. FM will play the #3 seeded North Country Community College Saints on Saturday, March 2nd.