Women's 2010 Basketball News

  • UDC Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Robin Williams to Play for the Jamaican Women’s National Basketball Team
    June 09, 2011
    Washington, DC - University of the District of Columbia Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Robin Williams was chosen to play for the Jamaican Women’s National Basketball team this summer. Williams is in her second season as an assistant at UDC, and is a native of Bronx, NY. Williams is a first generation American of Jamaican decent.
  • COACH BUTLER ANALYZES UDC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON
    March 04, 2011
    The UDC Women’s basketball season ended with a 2 and 1 record in the National Independent Classic (hosted by UDC in the Sports Complex – February 25-26-27), a 19 and 9 slate overall, and 78 wins in the last 4 seasons. Overall, good work and a successful 2010-11 campaign. But the Firebird women have their sights set on getting back to the NCAA tournament. Coach Jay Butler recently weighed in on this past season.
  • Firebirds end season with 84-60 win over Urbana
    February 27, 2011
    Washington, DC: February 27, 2011 – The UDC women’s basketball team (19-9) celebrated “senior day” with an 84-60 trumping of the Urbana University Blue Knights (11-17) today at the UDC sports complex. The game was part of the 2011 Independent Invitational Women’s Basketball Classic, and third place in the tournament was on the line. As a result, the Firebirds made sure to bring their “A” game defensively, which they used to jump out to a 14-point lead in the first six minutes of the game.
  • UDC Set to Host the 2011 Independent Invitational Women’s Basketball Classic
    February 25, 2011
    Washington, DC: February 18, 2011--The University of the District of Columbia will host the UDC 2011 Independent Schools Invitational Women’s Basketball Classic, February 25, 26 and 27. Six independent schools will participate in the three day Classic, including Central State University (OH), King College (TN), Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL), Urbana University (OH), Washington Adventist University (MD) and the University of the District of Columbia.
  • UDC falls in first game of 2011 Independent Tournament
    February 25, 2011
    Washington, DC: February 25, 2011 - The UDC women’s basketball team (17-9) couldn’t complete their second-half comeback, as they fell to the King College Tornadoes (10-15), 72-69 tonight at the UDC sports complex. The two teams were meeting for the third time this season as part of the 2011 Independent Invitational Women’s Basketball Classic, hosted by UDC. The Firebirds had won the two previous meetings this season by a combined 17 points, and were seeded #1 entering the tournament
  • Firebirds Send the Marauders Down to an 85-43 Defeat to Sweep Season Series
    February 19, 2011
    Wilberforce, Ohio: February 19, 2011-- It didn't take the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team long to dispense with the Central State University Marauders today at Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium in Wilberforce, Ohio. Junior guard Kendra Johnson (Mass Media- Mt. Laurel, NJ) led the Firebirds to an 85-43 triumph over Marauders by scoring 16 points, pulling down 3 boards, dishing out 2 assists and making 4 steals.
  • UDC Falls to Bowie State, 68-55
    February 16, 2011
    Bowie, MD: February 16, 2011-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team fell to the Bowie State University Bulldogs, 68-55, tonight in the A,C, Jordan Arena in Bowie, Maryland. The Firebirds had a poor shooting night, making only 28 percent (22-79) of their field goals.
  • Firebirds Breeze through Fighting Tigers, 98-48
    February 12, 2011
    Salem, WVA: February 12, 2011—Junior guard Jamilia Bonner (Accounting- Mobile, Al) paced the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women’s Basketball Team to a lopsided, 98-48, win over the Salem International University Fighting Tigers today in Salem, West Virginia. Bonner scored a season-high 24 points, 11 of which came in the first half, while leading four players in double figures for the game. UDC improved to 15-7 with this win while Salem fell to 0-20.
  • UDC ATHLETES “ PLAY FOR A CURE “
    February 09, 2011
    Welcome to the UDC Pink Zone events. We are going PINK this month to bring to everyone’s attention Breast Cancer Awareness by dedicating two games to this cause. “Playing for a Cure “ has become a standard promotion in men’s and women’s basketball over the last decade, driven by the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
  • Firebird Women to Host the Washington Adventist Shock, Tuesday
    February 08, 2011
    The Washington Adventist University Shock Women's Basketball Team(0-17) comes to town Tuesday, February 8, to play the UDC Firebirds Women's Basketball Team (13-7). The teams have not played each other since the 2009-10 season, when the Firebirds swept the two game series.
  • Firebirds cruise past Shock 97-39
    February 08, 2011
    Washington, DC: February 8, 2011 – The UDC women’s basketball team (14-7) erupted for its largest scoring output of the season in a 97-39 victory over the Washington Adventist University Shock (0-18) tonight at the UDC sports complex.Led by a balanced scoring attack that included six players scoring in double-figures, the Firebirds raced to a 31-point halftime lead. Their first half lead became insurmountable when, after trailing 1-0 to start the period, UDC scored 26 unanswered points to essentially put the game away.
  • Firebird Women on the Road against the King College Tornadoes Thursday
    February 03, 2011
    The UDC Firebirds Women’s Basketball Team (12-7) will be on the road Thursday, February 3, in a re-match against the King College Tornadoes (6-14) in Bristol, Tennessee. Game time is 6p.m.
  • Firebirds Get Big 70-57 Win over King to Sweep Season Series
    February 03, 2011
    Bristol, TN: February 3, 2011-- Graduate student guard Niqyk Hughes (Public Administration-Fort Worth, TX) led the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team to a 70-57 win over the King College Tornadoes, tonight, in Bristol, Tennessee. It was the Firebirds' second win over the Tornadoes this season and lifts their overall record to 13-7. King fell to 6-17.
  • Broncos Snap Firebirds Win Streak with 69-62 Defeat
    January 24, 2011
    Fayetteville, NC: January 24, 2011-- After riding a 5 game win streak, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team faltered tonight and fell to the Fayetteville State University Broncos, 69-62, at the Capel Arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Firebirds led 33-27 at the break, but the Broncos came storming back in the second half, outscoring them 42-29. UDC fell to 12-7 overall, while Fayetteville improved to 5-11.
  • Firebirds rout Tigers 92-31, improve win streak to 5 games
    January 18, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 18, 2011 – The UDC women’s basketball team (12-6) made quick work of the Salem International University Fighting Tigers (0-16) tonight, as the Firebirds won for the fifth straight game, 92-31.The 92 points were a season-high for the Firebirds, as was the 61-point margin of victory. The 12 wins UDC now has on the year matches last season’s win total.
  • Firebird Women at Philadelphia University, Sunday, January 16
    January 16, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team will be in action on Sunday, January 16, against the Philadelphia University Rams in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This will be the first meeting of the teams.
  • Firebirds Defeat Philadelphia, 59-52, to Extend Win Streak to Four
    January 16, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA: January 16, 2010-- The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team extended their win streak to four by defeating the Philadelphia University Rams, 59--52, this afternoon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Firebirds improved their record to 11-6 for the season, as the Rams fell to 7-6.
  • Women's Basketball Salem International Game Re-scheduled for January 18, at 6 p.m.
    January 12, 2011
    The Salem International University Fighting Tiger Women's Basketball Team will visit the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team for a mid-season contest on January 18, at 6 p.m., in the UDC Sports Complex. This game was originally scheduled for January 12, but was postponed because Salem was unable to travel to Washington due to inclement weather. The game can be heard live by clicking on the "Game Central" button on the UDC Athletic Web Site's home page.
  • Tonight’s Women’s Basketball Game Postponed
    January 12, 2011
    The UDC women’s basketball game against Salem International University, scheduled for tonight, January 12, has been postponed.
  • Firebirds sweep New Years Classic with 67-54 win over Central State
    January 09, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 9, 2011 – The UDC women’s basketball team (10-6) used impressive defense and three-point shooting to win their third game in a row, 67-54, over the Central State University Marauders (6-6).The win was the ninth in 10 home games for the Firebirds this season, and they are currently in the midst of their third 3-game winning streak of the year. Both of the previous winning streaks ended after three games.
  • Firebird Women Set to Host New Year's Classic this Weekend
    January 08, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team will host a New Year's Classic Basketball Tournament this weekend, January 8-9, at the UDC Sports Complex. Joining the Firebirds in the Classic will be the Central State University Marauders, King College Tornadoes, and the Washington Adventist University Shock.
  • Firebirds hang on for 66 – 62 win over King College in first game of New Years Classic
    January 08, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 8, 2011 – The UDC women’s basketball team (9-6) saw a 13-point second half lead dwindle down to just one point, before finally pulling away for a 66-62 win over the King College Tornado (3-13) in the first game of the UDC New Years Classic.The Tornado had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but sophomore guard Brooke Johnson couldn’t knock down a three-pointer with only a couple seconds left that would have put King up by one. Instead, UDC senior forward Lillian McGill (Admin. Of Justice – Sumter, SC) came down with the rebound of the missed shot and was immediately fouled. She took and made two free throws to put the Firebirds up by two scores with only 0.7 seconds left to seal the win for UDC.
  • Firebird Women will host Fayetteville State Broncos, Monday, 5:30 pm
    January 03, 2011
    The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team will host the Fayetteville State University Broncos, Monday, January 3, at 5:30 p.m., in the UDC Sports Complex. The Firebirds (7-6) look to return to their winning ways after a tough series in the West Florida Classic in late December, where they lost two games after several players became ill on the trip. The Broncos (1-6) have not played since a Dec. 16 loss to Hawaii Pacific.
  • Firebird Women Down Fayetteville State Broncos, 77-54
    January 03, 2011
    Washington, DC: January 3, 2010-- Junior guard Jamilia Bonner (Accounting-Mobile, Al) scored a game-high 20 points to lead the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team to a 77-54 win over the Fayetteville State University Broncos tonight at the UDC Sports Complex in Washington, DC.
  • UDC Firebirds Lose Tough Game to Tuskegee, 69-65
    December 31, 2010
    Pensacola, Fl: December 31, 2010-- Playing without the services of their team captain and overall scoring leader, Lillian McGill (Criminal Justice-Sumter, SC), the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team could not sustain their offensive firepower as they fell to the Tuskegee University Golden Tigers 69-65 today in the University of West Florida Holiday Classic in Pensacola Florida. McGill, who was among several members of the Firebirds team suffering from a virus during the Tournament was unable to suit up for today's game.
  • Firebirds 2nd Half Comeback Falls Short as They Lose, 54-57, to Harding
    December 30, 2010
    Pensacola, FL: December 30, 2010—Point guard Jasmine Rich’s (Business Management-Willingboro, NJ) 9 -point scoring spurt in the second half of the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women’s Basketball game today was not enough to carry the Team to victory as they fell, 57-54, to the Harding University Bison in the University of West Florida Holiday Classic in Pensacola, Florida.
  • Firebirds Women's Basketball to Tip-off New Year Against Fayette State Broncos, January 3, After Playing in the West Florida Classic
    December 27, 2010
    The UDC Firebirds Women's Basketball Team will open the New Year with a game against the Fayetteville State University Broncos on Monday, January 3, at 5:30 p.m., in the UDC Sports Complex. The Firebirds look to notch their first win of the New Year after returning from the West Florida Classic on December 31.
  • UDC falls 4 points shy of pulling-off upset over #2 Lander
    December 19, 2010
    Washington, DC: December 19, 2010 – In the final game of the UDC Holiday Classic, the UDC women’s basketball team (7-4) gave the #2 team in the country, the Lander University Bearcats (11-0), all it could handle in a game that went down to the wire, but that the Bearcats eventually won 59-55
  • Firebirds stay unbeaten at home with 67-48 win over New Haven
    December 18, 2010
    Washington, DC: December 18, 2010 – Junior guard Jamilia Bonner (Accounting – Mobile, AL) led the Firebirds in scoring for the third game in a row, with 18 points on 50% shooting from the field, as UDC’s women’s basketball team (7-3) defeated the University of New Haven Chargers (2-6), 67-48, in front of 170 fans at the UDC sports complex. The game was part of the UDC Holliday Classic, and the win was the third in a row for the Firebirds, which matches their longest winning-streak this season. Joining Bonner in scoring double figures for UDC were freshman forward Dohnay Banice (Business Administration – Wilmington, DE), who had a season-high 16 points and 11 rebounds, senior forward Lillian McGill (Admin. Of Justice – Sumter, SC), who had 13 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, and junior guard Kendra Johnson (Mass Media – Mt. Laurel, NJ), who had 10 points.
  • Bonner Scores a Career-High 30 Points as UDC Defeats Virginia Union, 70-64
    December 11, 2010
    Richmond, VA: December 11, 2010—The University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's Basketball Team improved their season record to 6-3, at Stevens Barco Hall in Richmond, Virginia, tonight by defeating the Virginia Union Panthers 70-64. .
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