It didn’t take the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Lady Firebirds long to recover after their six-game winning streak ended, as they immediately bounced back with a crushing 96-73 win over the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Lady Bear on Feb. 8 in Old Westbury, N.Y.

UDC took control early on, using a 12-4 scoring run to take a comfortable lead they would expand on for the rest of the game.

Junior guard Telisha Turner led the Lady Firebirds with 22 points and four assists, while junior forward Denikka Brent followed up with 15 points and five rebounds. Junior guard ShaKena Williams added 14 points.

Senior guard Alex Venuto scored a team-high 17 points with eight rebounds for NYIT in the loss.

The win advanced UDC to a 15-4 overall record and 11-2 against East Coast Conference opponents, and kept them atop the conference standings. The Lady Firebirds will celebrate their homecoming on Feb. 10 against Bridgeport..