The women's basketball team began the 2019 half of their season on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Raiders hosted the undefeated division II Niagara Wolves and fell in the contest, 79-57.
The Wolves outscored the Raiders in the first quarter 23-9. Niaimani Marshall sank a three to cut the deficit 15-27. Niagara answered with a 14-0 run, including four three pointers and headed into half time with a 49-21 lead.
The Lady Raiders had a more balanced attack offensively in the second half. Barbara-Inez McKinney sparked an 8-0 and FM chipped away, 35-56. McKinney closed out the quarter with a three point play and the Raiders trailed, 40-61.
In the final quarter, FM scored 17 points and McKiea Weekes had a strong presence around the hoop. Niagara was able to secure their 19th victory of the season, 79-57.
Niaimani Marshall led with 26 points for FM. Weekes finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
The Lady Raiders move to 7-3 on the season and will continue non-conference play on Wednesday, January 16th. FM hosts Ulster Community College at 5pm in the Raiders Den.