Columbia 63, LIU 53
John Daniels and Mark Cisco scored 12 points apiece and Columbia
gave a strong defensive effort to defeat Long Island University
63-53 Saturday for its seventh consecutive victory.
Brian Barbour added 11 points and six assists for the Lions
(7-4), who forced 23 turnovers by the Blackbirds (5-5) while
committing 12 of their own. Meiko Lyles had four steals for
Columbia’s winning streak is its longest since the 1981-82 Lions
won eight straight.
Columbia scored 10 of the first 14 points in the second half to
lead 38-27, but Long Island narrowed the gap to 40-36. Noah
Springwater then sank a 3-pointer for Columbia. After a layup by
Arnold Mayorga of the Blackbirds, Steve Egee, who had just entered
the game, nailed another 3-pointer to give the Lions a 46-38
Jamal Olasewere scored 18 points to lead Long Island, which had
won three in a row.