Columbia 67, Dartmouth 60

Noruwa Agho had 19 points as Columbia survived a poor shooting

performance to defeat Dartmouth 67-60 on Friday night and sweep the

season series.

The Lions (14-9, 5-4 Ivy League), who have won two in a row

after a three-game skid, shot only 33.8 percent from the field (23

of 68) and 61.5 percent from the free-throw line (16 of 26).

Agho, the Ivy League’s leading scorer, was 9 of 22 from the

field. He also had nine rebounds and five assists, while Asenso

Ampim had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Meiko Lyles added 11

points.

Tyler Melville’s 20 points led the Big Green (5-18, 1-8), who

shot 42 percent (21 of 50) and made 16 of 19 free throws.

After the Lions took a 33-24 halftime lead, the teams combined

for only seven points in the first 5 minutes of the second

half.

Ahead 38-30, Columbia used an 11-0 spurt to lead 49-30 and never

let the margin fall below six.