Mitola leads 6 in double figures with 18 points as Dartmouth pulls away from Columbia 84-71

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    NEW YORK — Alex Mitola led a balanced attack with 18 points and Dartmouth, which had six players in double figures, pulled away for an 84-71 win over Columbia on Friday night.

    Malik Gill added 14 points for the Big Green (11-14, 4-7 Ivy League), who shot 60.4 percent (29 for 48). They improved to 13-1 when holding teams below 40 percent shooting — Columbia was 35.5 percent (22 for 60). They are 2-9 when opponents hit at least 40 percent.

    Kyle Castlin had 18 points and Maodo Lo 15 for the Lions (13-12, 5-6).

    Dartmouth, which led 40-38 at the half, broke away from a tie at 51 midway through the second half with nine straight points, capped by Gill's 3-pointer at 7:32.

    The Big Green got a John Golden 3-poitner, Gill three-point play and a Mitola 3 on consecutive possessions to lead 69-55 with 5:19 to play. They made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 2:18 before missing their last two.

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