Columbia (4-13, 1-2 Ivy) fell to Yale (9-8, 3-0 Ivy) 76-51, as the Bulldogs remain undefeated in conference play. Without senior guard Taylor Ward, the Lions struggled immensely offensively in the first half. The Light Blue turned the ball over twice as many times as it put points on the board, going into the half with 20 turnovers and trailing 35-10.
In the second half, the Lions adjusted to Ward’s absence, committing only eight turnovers and shooting 42 percent. Columbia stepped up its offensive production, led by first-year forward Tori Oliver. With 14 points, Oliver was the only member of the Lions to score in double digits. The Light Blue also came out more aggressive on defense, holding Yale’s leading scorers to single digits after the break. Still, foul troubles plagued Columbia, and senior forward Courtney Bradford fouled out with 3:01 remaining in the game.
Tomorrow Columbia takes on Brown (6-11, 0-3 Ivy) at 7 p.m. in Levien.