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Mitola scores 18, Dartmouth has big run to end skid against Harvard, 70-61


CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Alex Mitola scored 18 points and Dartmouth used a 26-2 run in the second half for a 70-61 win on Saturday to end an 11-game losing streak against Harvard.

Harvard had stretched a 28-25 halftime lead to 43-29 on a Wesley Saunders 3-pointer at 13:09.

Malik Gill started a 14-0 run with a layup on the next possession. After Steve Moundou-Missi's layup put the Crimson back up 45-43, Gill's three-point play put the Big Green ahead for good. That started a 12-point burst that put Dartmouth up 55-45 on a Miles Wright 3-pointer with 3:21 to go.

Mitola hit 10 free throws in the final 1:38 to ice the game, running his streak of consecutive free throws to 24.

Dartmouth (8-8, 1-1 Ivy League) lost the first meeting 57-46 two weeks ago.

Saunders and Siyani Chambers led Harvard (11-5, 1-1), which was gunning for a school record 10th straight league win, with 13 points apiece.

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