Sunday, November 17, 2019

Men's Basketball: UDC 84 Bloomfield 77

UDC's Juanye Colon (#11) led all scorers with 28 points

From our friends at UDC Athletics...

UDC Men’s Basketball Defeats Bloomfield 84-77

The University of the District of Columbia men's basketball team defeated Bloomfield College 84-77 to stay undefeated at home. The Firebirds improved to 3-1, while the Bears fell to 2-1 on the season.

Senior Zachary Olukanni scored his first double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Juanye Colon led the Firebirds with 28 (just two points shy of his season high 30) points, going 5-10 at the three-point line.

Senior Zachary Olukanni (#23, 17 points) led UDC with 10 rebounds

The Firebirds took and were able to maintain the lead the entire first half with a 54.5% shot percentage from the Field, while holding the Bears to only 40%. Colon was on fire going 50% at the three-point line and leading the field with 15 points. Dontay Julius scored 14 points for the Bears going a perfect 6-6 at the free throw line, but Bloomfield trailed behind the Firebirds 43-37 going into the half.

Matt Lajeunesse (#25) led Bloomfield with 24 points & 17 boards

The second quarter saw the Bears capitalizing on free throws. going 16-18 at the line. Matt Lajeunesse went 6-8 from the field on 16 points and scooped up 10 rebounds. Bloomfield was able to tie the game 65-65 with 7:21 remaining but picked up a foul soon after, which allowed the Firebirds to regain the lead. The Firebirds eventually pulled away to win the game 84-77. Olukanni and Colon had identical second half stats, each putting up 13 points and three rebounds to help the Firebirds to a 50% shot percentage from the field and to their third straight victory of the season.

UDC Head Coach Mike Riley

Next up, UDC (3-1) will travel to New Jersey on November 20th to face off against Georgian Court.

Bloomfield Head Coach Gerald Holmes (r) pleads his case

Click here for yesterday's box score.

Jahmir Marable Williams (#1) led all players with 5 assists

Junior Cheyenne Nettleton (#2) scored 9 points

Junior Quran Dublin (#4) added 2 points & 2 rebounds

Junior Fatir Hines (#5) started & grabbed 2 rebounds

Aaren Smith (#10, 10 points) shot a perfect 5-5 from the field

Senior Isaiah Robinson (#13) played 1 minute, scored 2 points

Juanye Colon, Jahmir Marable Williams & Kerry Kirkwood (r)