FMCC men get past SUNY Adirondack

JOHNSTOWN – Ayodele Akinmola had 21 points and six assists to lead the Fulton-Montgomery Community College men’s basketball team to a 65-48 win over SUNY Adirondack in a Mountain Valley Conference game Saturday at the Raiders’ Den.

Akinmola’s effort included an 11-for-12 performance from the free-throw line.

Dylan O’Connor got FMCC on the scoreboard with a 3-pointer from the corner and Anthony Riska followed with another three to put FMCC up 11-9.

Adirondack cut the FMCC lead to just one with seven minutes remaining in the half. Tremain Elder carried the Raiders in the final seven minutes scoring five straight points. Adirondack executed a final play to end the half and converted on a 3-pointer at the buzzer. FM ended the half with a 29-26 lead.

Adirondack quickly regained the lead in the second half scoring two quick baskets. FMCC’s Elder was able to tie the score at 33. The Timberwolves scored four more unanswered points and from there, Akinmola took over for the Raiders.

FMCC would go on an 23-0 run where Akinmola scored the first 10 points to push the FMCC lead to 56-37 with seven minutes remaining. FMCC would maintain the lead for the next seven minutes and go on to win 65-48.

Elder finished with 14 points and eight rebounds for FMCC, while Barceem Dukes had eight points and 11 rebounds.

Jordan Butler scored 13 points to lead SUNY Adirondack, while Sequan Dowe had 11 points, 13 rebounds and four assists.

The Timberwolves won the first meeting between the teams this season Nov. 21 by an 93-86 margin in overtime.

FMCC (6-9 overall) is scheduled to travel to Schenectady County Community College on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College 65, SUNY Adirondack 48

SUNY Adirondack

Salazar 2-0-4, Dowe 3-5-11, Butler 4-1-13, Gonzlaez 2-2-6, Perkins 3-1-7, Bristol 1-0-3, Thompson 2-0-4. Totals 17-9-48.


Akinmola 5-11-21, Riddick 2-0-4, Riska 2-0-5, Elder 5-3-14, Faison 1-1-3, Taylor 2-0-5, O’Connor 2-0-5, Dukes 4-0-8. Totals 23-15-65.

3-point goals: SUNY Adirondack 5 (Butler 4, Bristol); FMCC 4 (Riska, Elder, Taylor, O’Connor).

Halftime; FMCC 29-26.

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