NORTH EAST, Md. – 'March Madness' has officially begun! Throw out the regular season records as the postseason is a new season for all teams. FCC hit the floor on Thursday afternoon squaring off against Allegany College of Maryland in the Region XX D2 Tourney hosted by Cecil College.
Allegany came out of the gates on fire. The Trojans built a 21-14 lead in the first quarter. FCC would make a run of their own thanks to a pair of 3-pointers from Dajah Gee. FCC would tie the contest up in the second quarter at 23 with three minutes before halftime. FCC would make a run before halftime led by clutch shooting from Dajah Gee. The Cougars closed out the half on their own 9-3 run and took a 32-26 lead into the locker room. Gee got going from long range and connected on 5-of-13 from beyond the arc resulting in 15 first half points. Teammate Kiara Campozano netted 12 points (6-of-12) in the first twenty minutes of action.
Out of the locker room, FCC would outscore ACM 17-14 in the third quarter to take a 49-40 advantage heading into the final 10 minutes of action. Gee and Campozano combined for 8 of the 17 third quarter points.
The fourth quarter belonged to the Cougars and would lead to a convincing 70-47 victory over the Trojans. FCC improves to 17-11 on the season and ACM falls to 10-15 overall.
Big time players show up in big time moments and that is what FCC's Dajah Gee did today when her team needed her the most. She poured in a game-high 32 points on 11-of-28 shooting from the field. Gee also pulled down eight boards and handed out four assists. Kiara Campozano turned in a solid performance going for 18 points on 9-of-21 from the field. FCC point guard Morgan Mitchell had the rare double-double of 11 rebounds and 11 assists. She also chipped in with eight points.
The Cougars dominated the glass outrebounding ACM 49-30. FCC would tighten up the defense as well after a rusty start by forcing ACM into 23 miscues.
UP NEXT: FCC will return to the hardwood on 3/10 vs. Chesapeake College. Tip-off is set 2:00 P.M. at Cecil College.