January 19, 2001

W. Hoops Faces Lions

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The Cornell women’s basketball team will host the Columbia Lions tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Newman Arena.

Cornell (8-7, 1-1 Ivy) is coming off a 60-46 victory at Albany on Tuesday night. Junior Do Stevens led the way for the Red with 13 points, while senior Jen Linker scored 11. Freshmen Tanya Karcic and Karen Force were also vital to the Red’s attack.

Before the contest with Albany, Cornell split a pair of home games against Pennsylvania and Princeton, defeating the Tigers 77-61 before falling to the Quakers 69-66 in a thriller.

Against the floundering Tigers, Stevens again carried the burden by netting 15 points. Sophomore Katie Romey added 13, matching Force’s production. Linker was 2-for-2 from 3-point land en route to 12 points.

Penn, the preseason pick to win the league, saw an early lead erased by Romey. The guard scored streaks of seven and nine points, and was tied for the high scorer of the game with 19. Junior Breean Walas chalked up 13 points to support Romey.

Columbia comes to East Hill with a similar experience last weekend. As Cornell’s travel partner, it also faced the Quakers and Tigers. On Friday night, Penn knocked off the Lions, but on Saturday the Lions proved the mightier cats by defeating the Tigers.

Archived article by J.V. Anderton