Senior guard Quasim Jones and junior guard Erin Senegal tied for a team-high 17 points to lead the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds to a 74-71 win over Mercy College in an East Coast Conference (ECC) game on Jan. 24 in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
The victory was UDC’s first win on the road in 34 straight tries dating back to 2012. It was a see-saw battle for both teams, as the lead exchanged 10 times with the score tied eight times. Mercy led by one point with 4:37 left in the game, but Jones took over, scoring six points in the final four minutes to help the Firebirds (4-14 overall record, 4-6 ECC) retake the lead and hold off Mercy.
Jones finished 10-for-10 from the free-throw line to go along with his 17 points; freshman guard Kory Cooley added 16 points for UDC. Junior guard/forward Jeremiah Brown scored a game-high 24 points for Mercy.
Next: UDC will travel to Brookville, N.Y. to take on LIU Post on Jan. 29.