|Score by Quarter|
|Points||Janie White (18)||Camille Zimmerman (22)|
|Rebounds||Shayna Mehta (10)||Camille Zimmerman (11)|
|Assists||Three players (3)||Tori Oliver (2)
Paige Tippet (2)
Janie White (4)
Janie White (3)
|Four players (1)|
NEW YORK—Despite Camille Zimmerman’s game-high 22 points, the Columbia women’s basketball team could not overcome the 3-point shooting of Brown in a 76-59 loss Friday night at Levien Gymnasium.
Columbia (13-13, 3-10 Ivy) scored 21 first-quarter points and did not trail for the first 14 minutes. However, Brown (15-11, 6-7 Ivy) outscored Columbia 25-8 in the second quarter and ended the game shooting 57 percent from long range (8-14).
Zimmerman continued to state her case for Ivy League Player of the Year honors as she notched her 11th straight 20-point game and 21st of the season. The junior pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the year, hit nine of 22 shots and four of five free throws.
Zimmerman enters Saturday’s game needing just five points to break Hall of Famer Ellen Bossert’s single-season scoring record of 598 points from the 1985-86 season (NCAA Division III). Including her 22-point performance on Friday, Zimmerman has racked up 594 points and averages an Ivy League-best 22.8 points per game. Last weekend, Zimmerman broke Columbia’s NCAA Division I single-season scoring record of 521 points, which belonged to Hall of Famer Judie Lomax, set in 2009-10.
Brown, which shot 52 percent from the floor (28-53), was led by Janie White, who scored 18 points off the bench and hit 7 of 10 field goals. Taylor Will finished with 14 points and Shayna Mehta added 13.
Columbia led through the game’s first 14 minutes. Behind Zimmerman’s 12 points, Columbia built a 21-15 lead at the conclusion of the first quarter. Zimmerman sparked the Lions as she scored 10 of the first 12 points. Columbia ended the first quarter on a 5-0 run and forced Brown into making just one of its final eight shots in the period.
Brown took control of the game in the second quarter as it shot 64 percent (9-14) and outscored Columbia 25-8 in building a 40-29 halftime lead. The Bears went up 37-25 with 1:23 before the break with a 10-0 run fueled by four points from Will and back-to-back 3-pointers from White and Justine Gaziano.
Brown used an 8-0 run to take its first lead of the game midway through the second quarter. After Erika Steeves hit a free throw, Mehta scored on a transition layup and Abby O’Keefe followed with a 3-pointer to take the lead away from Columbia. Mary Butler converted a layup to complete an 8-0 run with the Bears leading 27-23. Brown scored 12 of the first 14 points in the quarter.
In the second half, Brown pushed its lead to as many as 23 points.
Columbia will play its final regular season game when it hosts Yale tomorrow at Levien Gymnasium. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. Columbia’s senior class consisting of Carolyn Gallagher, Tori Oliver, Devon Roeper and Ara Talkov will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.
- Camille Zimmerman registered her Ivy League-leading 13th double-double and extended her 20-point scoring streak to 11 games.
- Tori Oliver finished the game with 10 rebounds to mark her fourth double-figure rebounding game of the year.
- Columbia outrebounded Brown, 38-31, and has now outrebounded 24 of 26 opponents this season.