Women’s basketball team reflects on season

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team established plenty of program records this season. They finished the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regular season with an 18-1 record, and earned their first Critelli Cup. The Ravens line-up earned plenty of accolades this year, as Heather Lindsay and Catherine Traer were named to the OUA First All-Star team, while Lindsay was also a Second Team All-Canadian. Ravens forward Elizabeth Leblanc was also named to the OUA Second All-Star team. Over the course of the season, the Ravens were consistently ranked within the top five teams in all of U SPORTS, and entered the Final 8 tournament as the number one seed. Carleton will benefit from the wealth of experience at the U SPORTS […]

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Women’s basketball earns first U SPORTS bronze in program history

Coming off a disappointing semifinal loss less than 12 hours earlier, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team was able to rally back and defeat the Queen’s Gaels by a score of 53-43 to take  home the bronze medal at the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 on March 12. The win marks the first podium finish in the history of the program. “I’m proud of them, proud of their effort and we just played less than twelve hours ago and just had a bitter loss,” Ravens head coach Taffe Charles said following the game. “We hadn’t lost in a long time and it’s always difficult to bounce back from a loss.” The team jumped out to a quick start in […]

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Abella making successful transition in first season with Ravens

The biggest difference between college and university basketball in Canada? “Taller people,” according to Carleton women’s basketball guard Jenjen Abella. Playing for the Mohawk Mountaineers of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) was a great experience, Abella said. At Mohawk College, Abella was able to excel, winning back-to-back OCAA silver medals and multiple All-Star and academic awards. Abella said making the move to Carleton was easy. “The coaching staff have been great and the girls have been great, making it an easy transition for me,” she said. Having not been recruited by any U SPORTS basketball team, Abella spent three years playing for Mohawk College before getting in touch with Carleton Ravens women’s basketball head coach Taffe Charles. “She’s a big part of […]

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Women’s basketball falls to Martlets, will play for U SPORTS Bronze

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team will play for a bronze medal after falling by a score of 66-60 in their semifinal matchup against the McGill Martlets. Despite falling short in their quest for the U SPORTS Championship trophy, known as the “Bronze Baby,” the Ravens will have a chance to earn bronze hardware when they take on a familiar foe—the Queen’s Gaels—in the Bronze Medal game on March 12. After having the previous day off to prepare, the Ravens had a lac luster start, putting up only 10 points and shooting at 25 percent in the first quarter, compared to McGill’s 15 points and 42.9 shooting per cent. “Our best players gotta be our best players and they just didn’t play […]

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Women’s basketball wins Final 8 game for first time in program history

In their first game at the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 this year, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team defeated the eighth-seeded Victoria Vikes by a score of 77-66 in Victoria, B.C. The win marked the first ever win at the Final 8 in program history. The Ravens had previous lost a combined four games at the 2011 and 2013 tournaments. The beginning of the game saw a strong start for both teams as Carleton posted 22 points, while Victoria put up 16. Ravens forward Heather Lindsay, who was recently named a U SPORTS Second Team All-Star, was Carleton’s top player in the first quarter with seven points and three rebounds, however played limited minutes for the rest of the game. “The first half and […]

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