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Monday, February 23, 2015

UDC Women’s Basketball Still No. 4 in D2SIDA East Region Poll for 4th Straight Week

 


Head Coach Lester Butler's squad is 23-3 overall with two games remaining. The Firebirds are just one win shy of tying the school record for wins in a season (24).
WASHINGTON, DC – For the 4th consecutive week, the D2SIDA Media Poll has ranked the University of the District of Columbia women's basketball team No. 4 in the East Region as the Week 14 poll was released this afternoon.
The Firebirds won their 11th and 12th straight games last week to improve to 23-3 overall and move within one win of clinching an East Coast Conference Regular Season Championship. Their 23 wins are 2nd only to the No. 1 ranked team in the East Region, Adelphi (24-3).
Adelphi, ranked No. 12 in last week's WBCA Division II National Poll, won both its games last week to jump Stonehill for the No. 1 spot in the East Region. The Skyhawks (21-3), ranked No. 10 in last week's poll, fell on the road at Franklin Pierce (No. 5 East Region), 81-71 before bouncing back to beat Bentley, 85-71. The loss to FPU, however, dropped Stonehill a spot to No. 2, followed by New Haven (22-3) at No. 3.
Last week, UDC defeated Dowling on the road, 77-59 on Wednesday night and returned home to beat Bridgeport, 70-56 on Saturday afternoon. The Firebirds have now beaten all 10 other schools in the ECC at least once while sweeping six of them. They currently have a two-game lead for 1st place in a league which features the No. 6 and 8 ranked teams in this poll – Roberts Wesleyan and Queens.
Sixteen of UDC's 23 wins have come by double-figures, and the Firebirds are 7-1 outside of conference play and 12-1 on the road this season. UDC also boasts a win over a top-25 ranked team as they dominated No. 25 Virginia St., 88-62 back on November 19th.
The 2nd NCAA Division II East Region poll will be released on Wednesday, February 25th. The 1st poll also had UDC at No. 4.
EAST
1
Adelphi (2)
24-3
29
2
WH Saint Rose (69-56; WA Pace (82-72)
2
Stonehill (1)
21-3
27
1
LA Franklin Pierce (81-71); WH Bentley (85-71)
3
New Haven
22-3
25
3
WA American Int'l (66-60)
4
Dist. Columbia
23-3
21
4
WA Dowling (77-59); WH Bridgeport (70-56)
5
Franklin Pierce
16-9
18
5
WH Stonehill (81-71); LA Merrimack (53-49)
6
Roberts Wesleyan
18-5
14
7
WH Mercy (71-58); WH St. Thomas Aq. (50-46)
7
USciences
18-6
13
6
LH Bloomfield (61-59)
8
Queens
18-6
9
8
WH NYIT (74-61); WA LIU Post (63-55)
9
Philadelphia
19-6
5
9
LA Bloomfield (79-69); WA Concordia (N.Y.) (85-60)
10
Bloomfield
17-8
4
NR
WH Post (81-48); WH Philadelphia (79-69); WA Usciences (61-59)
Dropped out:Southern Conn.
   

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