Columbia 67, Fairleigh Dickinson 52
Meiko Lyles scored 25 points to lead Columbia to a 67-52
nonconference victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Monday night.
The sophomore guard was the only scorer in double figures for
the Lions (9-5), who have won nine of their last 10 games. He hit 7
of 14 shots from the field and made 8 of 11 free throws.
Kinu Rochford scored 15 points to pace the Knights (1-11), who
have lost nine straight.
A 3-pointer by Lyles gave Columbia an early 6-4 lead and it
never trailed after that. Fairleigh Dickinson got its final tie,
14-14, on Melquan Bolding’s layup, but the Lions ran off the next
13 points on their way to a 31-17 halftime lead. They led by as
many as 24 points, 63-39, with 4:10 left in the game after a
3-pointer by Chris Crockett.
The game was the first between the schools located 10 miles