The University of the District of Columbia women’s basketball team won their third straight game after crushing Queens College, 69-53, on Jan. 18 at UDC’s campus in Washington, D.C.

The win advanced UDC to a 7-1 conference record, good enough for first place in the East Coast Conference (ECC).

The game started out tight as both teams exchanged leads early on. But UDC sparked a 15-3 run near the end of the first half to take a comfortable lead that they did not give up for the rest of the game.

Queens came into this game in first place in the ECC. But the loss to UDC ended their six-game winning streak and knocked them back to second place in the conference standings with a 11-4 overall record, 7-2 against the ECC.

UDC junior forward Denikka Brent scored a game-high 19 points and junior transfer guard Telisha Turner followed with 16 points along with a season-high seven assists and a game-high five steals.

Queens forward Madison Rowland led the Queens College team with 15 points in the loss, while forward Melissa Gardner added 13 points.

UDC (11-3) will next face ECC opponent Bridgeport College on Jan. 22 for UDC’s homecoming.