FMCC men, women ready for regionals

By PAUL WAGER

The Leader-Herald

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College women’s basketball team closed out the 2017-18 regular season with a 13-10 record and were awarded the eighth seed in the Region III Tournament.

The women will travel to Finger Lakes to take on top-seeded Finger Lakes Community today at 6 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The Lady Raiders played at Finger Lanes on Dec. 10, where they lost the contest, 72-54.

The Lady Raiders traveled to Columbia-Greene on Saturday to play the first place Twins in their regular season finale. The Lady Raiders stunned the Twins with a 72-68 upset win.

The Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s basketball team finished the regular season with a 13-10 record and earned the eighth seed in the regional tournament.

The men will travel to Utica to face top-seeded Mohawk Valley Hawks today at 7 p.m. in the Region 3 quarterfinals. FMCC lost both regular-season meetings to the Hawks, who are 24-3 overall this season.

The Raiders lost 93-60 at Mohawk Valley on Feb. 10 and dropped a 75-67 decision to MVCC at home on Feb. 22.

The men’s basketball team rounded out their regular season with a win against Columbia-Greene on Saturday. FMCC won the contest, 125-94, and saw six players in double figures.

Amadou Diakite scored 24 points to lead FMCC, Dante Morgan finished with 22, Darren Demmitt scored 20 and Brandon Cooper added 19. Jaleel Jean Jacques and Chris Toussaint each scored 15 points for the Raiders.

REGION III MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Game 1: No. 8 Fulton-Montgomery Community College at No. 1 Mohawk Valley Community College

Game 2: No. 5 North Country Community College at No. 4 Cayuga Community College

Game 3: No. 6 Finger Lakes Community College at No. 3 Onondaga Community College

Game 4: No. 7 Corning Community College at No. 2 Herkimer College

Semifinals

Saturday, March 3

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Championship

Sunday, March 4

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner

REGION III WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Quarterfinals

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Game 1: No. 8 Fulton-Montgomery Community College at No. 1 Finger Lakes Community College

Game 2: No. 5 Tompkins-Cortland Community College at No. 4 Onondaga Community College

Game 3: No. 6 Jefferson Community College at No. 3 Columbia Greene Community College

Game 4: No. 7 Hudson Valley Community College at No. 2 North Country Community College

Semifinals

Saturday, March 3

Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Championship

Sunday, March 4

Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner

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