Junior guard Telisha Turner scored 22 points to lead the University of District of Columbia(UDC) women’s basketball team to a 75-50 win over St. Thomas Aquinas on Feb. 1 in Washington, D.C. It marked the sixth straight win for UDC, standing tall in first place in the East Coast Conference (ECC) with a 10-1 record against conference opponents and a 14-3 overall record overall.

UDC took a 44-33 lead into halftime and was able to maintain the lead throughout the rest of the game. St. Thomas Aquinas challenged the lead near the end of the second half, but UDC responded with big shots to hold off St. Thomas Aquinas just enough to seal the win.

Turner’s 22 points eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career. Junior forward Denikka Brent added 14 points for UDC.

Freshman guard Kristen Olsen scored 23 points for St. Thomas Aquinas in the loss.

UDC will next take on Long Island University Post on Feb. 6 in Brookville, N.Y.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor