In honor of there only being one day of classes this week, there are only two sports in this weeks recap, brought to you by Sports Editor Abby Rubel.
Swimming and Diving: Women’s swimming and diving defeated Princeton 160-140 on Friday, handing the Tigers their first dual-meet loss of the season. The Lions won 11 of 16 events, including an eight-win streak that kicked off the meet. Halfway through the meet, Columbia held a commanding 98-52 lead. Princeton started coming back, taking victories in the one-meter dive, 100 free, 200 back, and 200 breast, and trimmed Columbia’s lead to 18 points. But a victory in the 200 free relay clinched the meet for the Lions. Men’s swimming and diving lost to Princeton the next day, going down 161.5-138.5. Sophomore diver Jonathan Suckow had a phenomenal day, setting records in the three and one meter dives. Columbia also won the 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter butterfly, and 50-meter freestyle. With three events remaining in the meet, Columbia trailed 126.5-118.5, but a win from first-year Jonas Kistorp in the 100 fly wasn’t enough to take the lead for Columbia and the Tigers proved victorious.
Men’s Basketball: Columbia improved to 3-6 this weekend, winning games against Bryant 90-68 at home and beating Iona 74-71 at Madison Square Garden. Sophomore Gabe Stefanini led the team with 26 points, including hitting three of four three-pointers and 10-13 field goals. Senior Quinton Adlesh scored 20 points from the bench and hit four consecutive three-pointers in the second half. Junior guard Mike Smith was absent from the contest against Iona due to injury, but the Lions managed to take the lead in the last minutes and hang on. The Lions led 32-30 going into halftime, but the second half proved contentious, featuring three lead changes. With 3:43 left, Iona led 62-61. A jumper from Adlesh and a layup from Stefanini gave Columbia the lead for the last time, and with less than a minute to go the Lions went five of six on free throws to clinch the victory.
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