|Score by Quarter|
|Points||Jadyn Bush (21)||Camille Zimmerman (17)|
|Rebounds||Jeannie Boehm (9)||Camille Zimmerman (14)|
|Assists||Jeannie Boehm (5)||Abby Lee (5)|
||Jadyn Bush (2)
Sydney Skinner (2)
|Three tied (1)
|Blocks||Jeannie Boehm (4)||Camille Zimmerman (2)|
NEW YORK — The collegiate basketball careers of Jillian Borreson, Paige Tippet and Camille Zimmerman were celebrated Sunday afternoon at Levien Gymnasium. However, the trio was unable to go out with a win, falling to Harvard, 78-59.
Borreson, Tippet and Zimmerman, along with their families, were presented with framed jerseys during a pre-game ceremony. Each of the seniors were introduced and greeted at halfcourt by Columbia Head Coach Megan Griffith and members of the Lions coaching staff. All three were also in the starting lineup, making for Borreson’s first career start. They were given a standing ovation after being taken out of the game with 32 seconds to play.
Zimmerman, who finished with team-highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds, her Ivy League-leading 17th double-double of the season, also concluded her career as both Columbia’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. She entered Sunday’s game needing 12 to surpass the previous record of 937 held by Kathy Gilbert White (1987-91), and came up with her record-breaking 938th rebound with 5:00 remaining. In addition, Zimmerman moved into fourth place on the Ivy League’s all-time career scoring list, surpassing Brown’s Vita Redding (1995-99).
Zimmerman concludes her four-year, 113-game career with 1,973 points and 940 rebounds. She is Columbia’s career record holder in six categories: scoring, rebounding, field goals made (728), field goal attempts (1,707), free throw percentage (.826) and games started (112). She is also second in school history in free throws made (443), third in free throw attempts (536), fifth in blocked shots (101) and 10th in assists (255). Among Ivy League greats, Zimmerman concludes her career ranked fourth in points, ninth in scoring average (17.5), eighth in field goals made, third in attempts, ninth in free throws made and 14th in free throw percentage.
Borreson had a special Senior Day moment of her own, converting a 3-point play with 6:47 remaining in the third quarter. She also came up with a block, a steal and a rebound. Tippet scored two points, hitting her first shot of the game to put the Lions up 4-0 in the opening minute.
“I’m proud of our seniors,” stated Griffith, who completed her second season at the head of the program. “I’m proud of the legacy they will leave. I told them they aren’t the ones who got to build the house, but they laid the foundation and the bricks. They’ll come back in future years and be celebrating with us.”
Harvard’s Jadyn Bush came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points on eight of 10 shooting. She led four double figure scorers including Madeline Raster (16), Katie Benzan (11) and Taylor Rooks (10). The Crimson converted 48.4 percent (30-62) of their field goal attempts.
Following Zimmerman, Columbia placed two others in double figure scoring. First-year Riley Casey hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, while first-year Imani Whittington scored 10 on 5-of-10 from the field.
Harvard (17-9, 9-4 Ivy League) built an early 19-11 first quarter lead with a 13-0 run. Bush scored eight of the Crimson’s 13 points in the four-minute run as Columbia missed 10 consecutive shots. Riley Casey buried a 3-pointer at the 1:18 mark to end the drought.
The Crimson led 39-25 at the half and pushed their lead to as many as 21 points (58-37) in the third quarter.
Columbia concludes its season with an 8-21 overall and 2-12 Ivy League record.
- Zimmerman became Columbia’s all-time leader in rebounds and passed Brown’s Vita Redding for fourth on the Ivy League’s all-time scoring list. Zimmerman ends her career with 1,973 points and 940 rebounds.
- Borreson made her first career start and turned in three points, a rebound, a block and a steal in 20 minutes.
- All three seniors are four-year members of the program. They led Columbia to its best non-conference record in program history last season (10-3) and its first-ever wins over opponents from the BIG EAST (Providence) and ACC (Boston College).