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Junior guard Miwa Tachibana led the charge for the Light Blue, which ended up grabbing the road win.

Coming off its worst loss of the season, the women's basketball team (5-17, 2-6 Ivy) made the short trip from Cambridge, Mass., to Hanover, N.H., to try to turn things around against a struggling Dartmouth (3-19, 0-8 Ivy) team. And that is just what the Lions did, taking the road contest, 65-59.

The game was close throughout the first half, due largely to the fact that the Light Blue was able to contain Big Green guard/forward Fanni Szabo. The Lions didn't allow Szabo, who finished the game with only seven points, to score in the first period and they ended up holding Dartmouth to only 26 points on 8-for-26 shooting from the field.

Columbia was able to extend its lead in the second half thanks to junior guard Miwa Tachibana going off. Tachibana led a balanced Light Blue scoring effort with 17 points. Senior forward Courtney Bradford led the Lions on the glass with 11 boards.

The Lions are back on the road next weekend to take on Brown and Yale.

kyle.perrotti@columbiaspectator.com | @CUSpecSports

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