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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Women's Basketball Looks for First Road Win at Bryant

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 11/30/2012
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LIONS CONTINUE ROAD SWING AT BRYANT
Columbia women's basketball heads to Rhode Island to play its second game of a
three-game road swing on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT
Three Columbia women's basketball players scored in double figures but it would
not be enough to overcome Army on Wednesday night as the Lions dropped a
61-51 decision in nonleague action at Christl Arena. Columbia (1-5), which had defeated the Black Knights 63-58 a season ago, dropped its second straight game as Army (6-1) extended its winning streak to five. Taylor Ward and Tyler Simpson each had 11 points for the Lions, while Courtney Bradford pitched in 10. Simpson and Bradford also led the defensive end with seven rebounds apiece. Taylor Ball set the tone for the Lions with five assists to lead Columbia to a season-high 11 helpers.

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. BRYANT
Saturday will be just the second meeting between Columbia and Bryant. Last season,
Brittany Simmons and Caitlyn Unsworth hit five of six free throws in the game's final 40
seconds to give Columbia a 77-74 win over Bryant in Levien Gymnasium.

SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Led by a career night from junior forward Courtney Schissler the Bryant University women's basketball team topped Brown, 81-58, Wednesday night to earn its first win of the 2012-13 campaign. Schissler led all scorers with a career-high 20 points, while junior Naana Ankoma Mensa registered a double-double with 11 points and 17 boards. Overall, the Bulldogs hold a 1-4 record after starting off the season with four straight losses to Dartmouth (64-53), Rhode Island (65-50), Akron (78-56) and Youngstown (75-59).
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