Dale’s 22 points lead Cornell over Dartmouth, 75-59

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ITHACA, N.Y. (AP)—Louis Dale scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds and Ryan Wittman added 14 points as Cornell beat Dartmouth 75-59 Friday to clinch a share of the Ivy League title for the first time since 1988.

Brown’s 64-57 win over Princeton means Cornell (19-5, 11-0 Ivy) must wait a day to try for the Ivy League crown with a win over Harvard on Saturday.

Since Cornell’s 1988 championship season, only Penn and Princeton have won the league title. It’s the first time Cornell has had 11 league wins since the 1964-65 season and now has a 13-game winning streak, second-longest in the nation to Davidson’s 17-game streak.

Elgin Fitzgerald led Dartmouth (9-16, 2-9) with 15 points and DeVon Mosley added nine. Cornell held Dartmouth’s leading scorer Alex Barnett to just seven points.

Cornell’s Jeff Foote scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Big Red dominated the Big Green on the boards 48-28.

Leading 32-27 at halftime, Cornell built a 23-point lead on a 25-5 run in the second half. Foote, Cornell’s 7-foot center, had two slam dunks to start the run five minutes into the half and Dale hit two 3-pointers the next two Cornell possessions.

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Elgin Fitzgerald Elgin Fitzgerald
7-17,  15 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
Louis Dale Louis Dale
9-14,  22 Pts
11 Rebs, 6 Assists

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