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UDC Men’s Basketball Defeats New York Tech to Secure First Conference Win of the Season

Olukanni led the Firebirds with 20 points.
Olukanni led the Firebirds with 20 points.

Washington, DC- The University of the District of Columbia's men's basketball team defeated New York Tech in a conference showdown on Saturday afternoon at the UDC Gym. The Firebirds improve to 5-7 overall and 1-2 in league play while the Bears fell to 1-11 overall and 0-2 in league play. 

Zachary Olukanni led the Firebirds with a game high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was followed by Juanye Colon who scored 13 points going a perfect 5-5 from the free throw line. Consolo Adams contributed a season high eight points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. Kerry Kirkwood led the game with 12 rebounds and six assists.

The Bears led the Firebirds going into half time 25-24 but UDC came back in the second half to outscore NYT 26-18 and win the game 50-43. 

Next up UDC will host Frostburg on Saturday December 21stat 3:00pm at the UDC Gym.