Cornell 88, Dartmouth 70

Ryan Wittman scored 23 points to lead Cornell to an 88-70 win

over Dartmouth on Saturday night.

Louis Dale and Errick Page each scored 14 points for the Big Red

(23-4, 9-1 Ivy League), who have won three straight games. Cornell

swept the season series against Dartmouth, having previously

defeated them 71-37 on Jan. 29.

Cornell used a 15-0 run in the first half to jump out to a 30-11

lead after a 3-pointer from Jon Jaques with 7:15 left in the half.

Its first-half lead would balloon to as much as 23 points, and the

Big Red led 44-21 at halftime.

Dartmouth failed to come back in the second half and trailed by

as many as 29 points.

Ronnie Dixon scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting

to lead the Big Green (5-19, 1-9).

Cornell shot 69.6 percent from the field in the first half

(16-for-23), while Dartmouth shot 36 percent in the opening period

(9-for-25).