The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Lady Firebirds lost their second straight game, falling 70-59 to Molloy College on Feb. 22 in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
The back-to-back losses dropped UDC into a tie for second place in the East Coast Conference (ECC).
The Lady Firebirds began the game against Molloy as if they expected an easy victory, with hot shooting and tough defense giving UDC an 11-point lead at halftime. But the second half was all Molloy, which outscored UDC 25-4 in the final 10 minutes of the game.
Senior guard Kelly Guerriero led Molloy with a game-high 22 points, while junior forward Megan Lonergan added 14 points. Junior guard Telisha Turner led UDC with 19 points in the loss.
UDC (18-6 overall, 14-4 ECC) will face Dowling on Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C.