The University of the District of Columbia scored 17 straight points early in the second half and went on to rout Morris Brown, 121-82, last night at the UDC Physical Activity Center.
Clark beat Morgan State, 70-67, in the second game of the doubleheader. Clark and UDC meet tonight at 9, preceded by a game between Morgan State and Morris Brown.
The Wolverines (1-6) narrowed the UDC lead to 55-46 at the 14-minute mark. That was as close as they got the rest of the night as the Firebirds scored 17 points in a three-minute span. Earl Jones (eight points) and Michael Britt (nine) combined for all the points during that run. The Wolverines aided UDC by committing eight straight turnovers.
"Morris Brown wasn't intimidated and they showed a lot of quickness in the first half," said UDC Coach Wil Jones. "We took some charges and settled into what we wanted to do the second half. They just didn't have the height or talent to stay with us."
With a front line of 7-foot Jones, 6-10 Al Holland and 6-7 Britt, the Firebirds (6-2) forced Morris Brown into many poor shots.
When the front line wasn't doing its intimidation, the back-court duo of Kenny Payne (five steals) and Mike Daniels (four steals) took turns forcing the Wolverine guards into bad passes and charging fouls.