Friday Sports Roundup: Men’s Basketball Comes Home
Written by Bwog Staff
Men’s Basketball: The men’s basketball team (8-12, 3-3 Ivy League) looked to be riding high last Friday, as they beat Penn in Philly, 74-63. Jason Miller had a stellar 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lions as they pulled away in the 2nd half. The next night, though, saw the Lions suffer their worst loss of the season, 63-35 at Ivy League leaders Princeton. The Lions shot poorly from the field, missing their first 14 shots, and no Columbia player scored more than 5 points (although no Princeton player scored more than 11).
This weekend, the team returns home for Homecoming Weekend to take on basement dwellers Dartmouth (game in progress already on WKCR) and then Harvard tomorrow night. Both games start at 7 p.m. in the Levien Gym.
Women’s Basketball: The women (10-10, 3-3 Ivy League) had a split weekend as well, defeating Penn 77-57 on Friday before falling 69-59 to Princeton on Saturday. Sophomore Judie Lomax was once again the star of both games, netting her 13th and 14 double-doubles of the year. Up next: roadtrips to Dartmouth tonight and Harvard on Saturday.
Fencing: The fencing teams hosted the first half of the Ivy League championships last weekend, and both teams go into the second half in second place with a 3-1 record – the men having lost to Penn, and the women losing to Harvard. Junior saber Jeff Spear posted an 11-1 record in the first half. On Wednesday, the women swept a four-team meet at NYU, while the men, with several regulars competing in Europe, finished 3-1.
Wrestling: Wrestling against the third-ranked team in the country, Cornell, the Columbia wrestling team lost 39-6, but sophomore heavyweight Ryan Flores, ranked 14th in the country, defeated Cornell’s twelfth-ranked Zach Hammond, improving his record to 22-3 on the year. This weekend is your last chance to see the team in action at home, as the men have 3 dual meets, against Penn at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Princeton at 1 p.m. on Sunday, and Drexel at 5 p.m. on Sunday (all in the University Gym)
Swimming and Diving: After losing 162-133 to Navy last Friday, the men’s swimming team lost in their last home meet of the year, 178-119, to fall to 2-4 in the Ivy League. They travel to Dartmouth tomorrow. The women’s team was defeated by defending Ivy champs Princeton, 156-123, last Saturday, and also heads to Dartmouth tomorrow.
Track and Field: The men’s 4×800 team won its event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, the only Columbians to do so. Tomorrow, the teams take part in the University of Virginia Invitational.
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