Senior guard Michael Terry scored a team-high 23 points, but it wasn’t enough to help the UDC Firebirds beat East Coast Conference (ECC) foe Daemen College, who rolled to a 102-74 victory over UDC on Feb. 6 in Amherst, N.Y. It marked the third straight loss for UDC (4-17 overall record, 4-9 ECC).
Daemen’s Gerald Beverly, who was named the ECC Preseason Player of the Year, gave UDC a fit, scoring a game-high 27 points on Friday. Beverly led Daemen to a hot start, and quickly built a double-digit lead over UDC. Daemen led by 15 points at halftime and never looked back as they led by no less than 17 points for the rest of the game. Daemen eventually built its lead to nearly 30 points.
Following Terry for UDC was freshman guard Kory Cooley, who scored 21 points despite the loss.
Next: UDC will host Queens College of the ECC on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., followed by a Feb. 14 home game against Molloy College at 1 p.m.