The University of District of Columbia women’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to four games after a Jan. 16 matchup against Philadelphia University. The Lady Firebirds edged Philadelphia, 59-52, improving to an 11-6 overall record on the season.

UDC graduate student Niqky Hughes led her team with 19 points, including five three-pointers, while senior forward and team captain Lillian McGill followed with her eighth double-double of the season, finishing with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

UDC’s men’s basketball squad also extended a winning a streak, claiming their second straight victory on Jan. 15 against Central State. Junior Brandon Herbert scored a season-high 31 points to help his team beat Central State, 110-100. Herbert is the first UDC player to score at least 30 points this season; unfortunately for the Firebirds, their record is only 4-11 this season.

UDC’s men’s squad will return to action on Jan. 22 against Bloomfield, while the women’s team will face Fayetteville State on Jan. 24.