NCAA Game Summary - Columbia at Cornell|
(Saturday, January 19)
Final Score: Columbia 67, Cornell 58
Ithaca, NY (Sports Network) - Mark Cisco registered a game-high 18 points and
nine rebounds, as the Columbia Lions notched a 67-58 win over the Cornell Big
Red in the Ivy League opener for both teams at Newman Arena.
Brian Barbour added 16 points for the Lions (9-6, 1-0 Ivy), who were playing
their first game action since Jan. 8. Steve Frankoski and Grant Mullins
rounded out the team's double-figure scorers with 13 and 10 points,
The Big Red (8-10, 0-1) were denied in their bid for a third straight win,
despite an 8-of-19 team effort from beyond the arc (.421). Shonn Miller led
the way with 13 points, followed by Nolan Cressler with 11 off the bench, and
Johnathan Gray with 10 points.
The teams battled back and forth throughout the first half, although it was
Columbia claiming a slim 34-31 lead at the break. The Lions shot 12-of-25 from
the floor and went 5-of-10 from the perimeter in the opening frame, while
Cornell was a nearly identical 12-of-26 from the field and 5-of-10 from 3-
However, the Lions really maximized their possessions in the second stanza,
shooting 61 percent from the floor (11-of-18) and 77 percent from the foul
line (10-of-13) to seal the win.
The Big Red posted a 16-2 edge in second-chance points for the game but made
only 2-of-5 free throws. They'll have a chance for redemption next Saturday
when these teams square off again.
01/19 18:16:28 ET