Fayetteville-Manlius guard Erica Assimon (14) tries to dribble past Jamesville-DeWitt's Cydney Goodrum (5) in Tuesday night's game. Goodrum's late free throws helped the Red Rams edge the Hornets 35-33 and stay undefeated.
continued F-M gave up the lead for the first time early in the fourth quarter, but quickly took it back, peaking when Madison Beck hit a jumper with 3:06 to play that made it 33-29. Those would be the Hornets's last points of the night.
Goodrum's free throw and Mussi's basket cut the margin to 33-32. Then Goodrum grabbed a tough rebound on a missed shot and, on the other end, got fouled with 1:09 to play. Though she had missed earlier shots, Goodrum's attempts this time both swished through, and the Rams were in front.
Down the stretch, J-D was determined to take away any inside looks for Beck and her fellow 6-footer, Lauren Getman, who had combined for 20 points so far - Getman 11, Beck nine.
And it worked, as F-M was forced into 3-point attempts by Erica Assimon and Miller that missed the mark. That, along with a late free throws by Robens, helped the Rams hang on.
Overall, Robens led the hosts with 11 points, just ahead of Mussi, who got 10 points, and Goodrum, who earned nine points.
F-M will look to bounce back this weekend when it plays in Central Square's Traci Zimmer Memorial Tournament, while J-D meets Fowler on Thursday and another Class AA contender, Nottingham, on Friday night.