Saturday, February 3, 2018

Women's Basketball: Roberts Wesleyan 75 UDC 52

Mia-Alexis Llyod (#32) led UDC with 14 points & 6 rebounds

From our friends at UDC Athletics...

Brave Firebirds Suffer Loss against Roberts Wesleyan 75-52

The University of the District of Columbia women's basketball team suffered a heavy defeat to East Coast Conference competitors Roberts Wesleyan 75-52 on Friday evening at the UDC Sports Complex.

UDC got off to a very bright start and made it difficult for their opponents to find a way in the early stages. The Firebirds (3-19, 1-11 ECC) were involved in a cagey battle with the Redhawks, who were seeking their 5th straight victory. However, with some relentless shooting by the visitors, the Firebirds found it hard to control the game with the 1st half ending 37-15. The District of Columbia had a test second half trying to catch Roberts Wesleyan, and the effort was led by junior guard Mia-Alexis Lloyd who managed 14 points and six rebounds.

Tyra Coombs (#22) added 10 points, 5 rebounds & 2 steals

The District of Columbia could not recover against Roberts Wesleyan, who are now 10-2 in the ECC after a strong second quarter by the Redhawks. However, with some spirit the Firebirds kept showing their grit and determination. Sophomore guard Tyra Coombs was able to come away from the loss with 10 points, five rebounds, and two steals, and freshman guard Daeja Quick added 11 points.

Dana Harrington scored 10 points off the bench

Roberts Wesleyan was in tough form this evening with some sharp shooting and solid defending, which was carried out by sophomore forward Emily Miller, who poured in 21 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had three assists and five steals. She was supported by sophomore guard Taya Andrews with 13 points, four rebounds and two assists.

Roberts Wesleyan's Emily Miller (#11, left) led all scorers with 21 points

The Firebirds will be in action at home against Daemen College Sunday, February 4th at 1 PM.

Sophomore Sarah Hare (#20) grabbed 3 rebounds

Click here for yesterday's box score.