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Date: Mar. 1, 2014 | Time: 6 PM | Venue: Newman Arena (4,473) | Location: Ithaca, N.Y.
The Dartmouth women’s basketball team will venture out on its final road trip of the season, when they head down to New York City to take on Columbia, followed by an overnight trek to Ithaca to meet Cornell on Saturday.
•The Big Green snapped an eight-game losing streak on Saturday evening, knocking off the University of Pennsylvania, who entered the weekend locked into a three-way tie with Harvard and Princeton for first place. Since the defeat, Princeton has taken over first with Penn in second and Harvard in third.
• Columbia has won two of its last three games after defeated Dartmouth on Feb. 15 and Brown on Feb. 21. The Lions fell to Yale last Saturday by five, 73-68. Miwa Tachibana averaged 21 points on the weekend. Carolyn Gallagher is beginning to get comfortable inside the paint and averaged 15.5 points.
•Cornell is in a dogfight with Yale and Harvard for a postseason bid. The Big Red are two games behind the Crimson, (Friday’s opponent) and one behind Yale, who they split the season series with. Allyson DiMagno and Nia Marshall lead the team in double figure scoring. DiMagno at 13.8 and Marshall at 13.0, respectively.
• Sophomore Lakin Roland averaged 12 points and five rebounds on the weekend. Senior Nicola Zimmer took the game in her own hands on Saturday, hitting the game-winner with 21 seconds left and then Roland iced the game with a breakaway layup with three ticks left.
ALL-TIME SERIES (COLUMBIA)
The Big Apple welcomes the Upper Valley for the 61st time in league play on Friday night. Dartmouth won the first 13 games before dropping both contests in the 1991 season. Dartmouth is 3-0 in tournament games against the Lions and split the series last season, winning at home, but falling on the road. The Big Green’s 48-12 record over the Lions began back in 1977, when the Big Green defeated then Barnard College, 64-20.
A pair of new career-highs was set at Leede Arena, as sophomore Lakin Roland finished with 22 points, and senior Nicola Zimmer had 20, but Columbia hit timely shots for a 65-59 victory over the Dartmouth women’s basketball team on Saturday evening. Roland notched her fourth double-double of the season with 11 rebounds to go along her 22 points and two assists. Zimmer nearly reached the same status, but was three dimes short. Both played a complete 40 minutes for the Big Green and contributed 75 percent of the offense. Freshman Fanni Szabo was limited due to fouls, but chipped in seven points. Columbia finished with three players in double figures, paced by Miwa Tachibana with 17 points. Tori Oliver and Taylor Ward had 12 and 10, respectively, and Courtney Bradford grabbed 11 rebounds.
FEB. 28 MATCHUP: ZIMMER VS. TACHIBANA
Zimmer scored a career-high against the Lions in the first meeting this season, shooting 7-of-16 from the floor with two 3-pointers and four free throws in 40 minutes. Tachibana also had a stellar game for the Lions, scoring 17 points on 7-of-14 from the field with two outside baskets.
ALL-TIME SERIES (CORNELL)
The 71st meeting between the Big Green and Big Red will complete the final road game of the 2013-14 season for the Dartmouth Big Green. Dartmouth is looking to snap a three-game losing streak versus Cornell. Dartmouth holds a 54-16 advantage against its “Big” combatant. The first official meeting took place at the Ivy Tournament in 1977, when the Big Red advanced with a one-point victory, 50-49. Dartmouth won the next seven meetings with two games played in the tournament. The Big Green won 14 consecutive games during the late 1980’s. Cornell has won five of the last seven, and took the first game of the series on Feb. 14, 78-59.
Tied at 48-all with 13:02 remaining, Cornell used a 30-11 run to clip the Big Green, 78-59. Dartmouth finished with three players in double figures, led by sophomore Lakin Roland with 17 points on 8-of-12 from the floor, but fouled out in 18 minutes. Freshman Fanni Szabo added 14 points with two from the outside and junior Abbey Schmitt contributed 11 points and eight rebounds. Allyson DiMagno finished with a double-double to pace the Big Red with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Nia Marshall scored 14 points, and Nicholle Aston chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds off the bench.
MAR. 1 MATCHUP: ROLAND VS. DIMAGNO
Cornell’s Allyson DiMago has scored in double figures in the past six games. During the stretch, DiMagno’s high was against the Big Green, when she scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half. DiMagno also recorded four double-doubles with 15 caroms against Princeton. Roland has become the new face of Dartmouth’s offense, having notched 17 double figure performances, four double doubles and a new career-high of 22 points against Columbia. Roland has hit double-digit numbers in five consecutive games and was a force on both ends of the court in the Penn victory