PURCHASE TICKETS TO UPCOMING GAMES
COLUMBIA (5-17, 2-6) AT BROWN (8-14, 2-6)
FRIDAY, FEB. 21 - 7 P.M.
PIZZITOLA SPORTS CENTER - PROVIDENCE, R.I.
COLUMBIA AT YALE (10-12, 4-4)
SATURDAY, FEB. 22 - 7 P.M.
PAYNE WHITNEY GYM - NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Columbia put a stop to its six-game losing skid Saturday, toppling Dartmouth on the road, 65-59. Junior Miwa Tachibana
led the way for the Lions, matching her career-high with 17 points, while senior Courtney Bradford
finished with eight points and matched her season-best with 11 boards. Dartmouth had an early lead on Columbia, but the Lions maintained a four-point halftime lead and extended it to as many as 11 points late in the contest.BEARS’ STATUS
With a pair of losses last weekend at Princeton and Penn, the Bears are tied with Columbia for sixth in the Ivy League standings at 2-6. Brown had three players reach double-figures against Princeton, but Blake Dietrick tallied 27 for the Tigers to lead them to an 81-70 victory. Penn took a more commanding victory the next night in Philadelphia, defeating the Bears, 78-51. Lauren Clarke was the lone Brown player to reach double figures, scoring 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.
Yale also dropped a pair of road contests last weekend at Penn and Princeton. The Bulldogs struggled on the offensive end against the Quakers, falling 62-50, with only Sarah Halejian scoring in double digits with 11 points. Halejian came back against Princeton the next night, leading three Bulldogs in double figures with 17 points, but Blake Dietrick racked up 28 points as the Tigers rolled to a 96-75 win.
BREAKING THE CENTURY MARK
On Feb. 1 at home against Brown, senior forward Courtney Bradford
played in her 100th game for Columbia. Bradford has played in 104 games, making 89 starts, with her career-best scoring game coming against Penn on Feb. 8. She tallied 24 points on nine made field goals on just 13 attempts, which earned her a spot on the weekly Ivy League Honor Roll. Classmate Taylor Ward
is set to join Bradford in the century club, as Friday’s game at Brown will mark the 100th game of her Columbia career.LUCKY 17
Junior Miwa Tachibana
led the Lions with 17 points in their win at Dartmouth on Feb. 15. It is the third time this season, and fourth time in her career that Tachibana has reached her career-high 17 points. She has reached double figures in 12-of-22 games this year.DOMINATING THE BOARDS
For the fifth time this season, Courtney Bradford
grabbed at least 10 rebounds, securing 11 in the Lions’ win at Dartmouth on Feb. 15.TALKOV TAKES OFF
First-year Ara Talkov
played a season-high 21 minutes at Harvard on Feb. 14. The Swampscott, Mass., native recorded her first two collegiate steals, grabbed a season-high five boards and contributed six points. Her highest scoring game came at Cornell on Jan. 25 where she tallied eight points and knocked down two treys.