Sunday, January 17, 2016

UDC Firebirds Cruise to 11th Straight Win, 69-46 vs. Mercy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The University of the District of Columbia women's basketball team dominated the 2nd and 3rd quarters of action en-route to a 69-46 victory vs. Mercy College in East Coast Conference play Saturday afternoon in our nation's capital.

The Firebirds (13-3, 8-0 ECC), who have now won 11 straight games, out-scored Mercy 16-4 in the 2nd quarter and 25-17 in the 3rd quarter, as they went on to win by their 2nd largest margin of the season, 23. Mercy has now lost three of its last four, as the Mavericks fell to 4-11 overall and 1-7 in league play.

Seniors Tiara Goode and Tajruba Baldwin-Kollore paced the Firebirds with 21 points apiece while combining for nine rebounds and eight steals, defensively. Senior forward Iman Scott pitched in with 12 points, while junior transfer Brandi Henton added five off the bench.

Mercy was led by two double-figure scorers in Deasia Goodson (14 pts, nine rebounds, two blocked shots) and Latisha Clark (11 points, six rebounds, two assists).

UDC forced Mercy into 29 turnovers and scored 32 points off of those turnovers. The Firebirds combined for 16 steals as a team.

Next up, UDC will host LIU Post on Wednesday, January 20th at 5 p.m.



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