Men’s basketball dominates U of O in first matchup of season

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team beat their cross-town rival the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees 74-53 at home on Nov. 14. Ravens guards Yasiin Joseph and Munis Tutu led the way offensively with 21 and 17 points respectively. Sean Stoqua led the U of O with 15 points and four rebounds. The game got off to a tight and intense start, as the Ravens pressed the Gee-Gees early and often. A Calvin Epistola jump shot and a Stoqua three-pointer gave the visitors an early 7-2 edge. Tutu scored Carleton’s first nine points. He drove to the basket and scored to put the Ravens on top 9-7 before being replaced by Joseph. Joseph picked up the offence from […]

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Leaving the Nest: Kajami-Keane ends Ravens career as a champion

After two seasons with the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team, Kaza Kajami-Keane is set to graduate following two national championships and two Second-Team All-Canadian honours in two seasons. Previously, Kajami-Keane played with the Cleveland State Vikings and Illinois State Redbirds before transferring to Carleton. Over the course of 38 regular season games with the Ravens, Kajami-Keane averaged 14.8 points per game, along with 5.9 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Ajax, Ont. native spoke to The Charlatan about his basketball career and future. The Charlatan (TC): How do you reflect on the season and your career at Carleton? Kaza Kajami-Keane (KK): The season was very good. We had some new guys and they helped us out a […]

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Five coaches nominated for Reader’s Choice awards

As the 2016-17 athletics season winds down at Carleton, The Charlatan is giving readers the opportunity to vote for their top Ravens head coach this season. Online voting has opened at www.charlatan.ca, and will conclude on April 3. Taffe Charles Women’s basketball In his 10th season as the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball head coach, Charles led the program to a record-setting finish. Following an 18-1 regular season finish, the Ravens cruised through the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs and earned their first Critelli Cup. After earning that top seed at the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 in Victoria, B.C., the Ravens briefly stumbled with a semifinal loss to the McGill Martlets, but bounced back with a win in the […]

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Letter: Dave Smart has a shot at NCAA coaching

March Madness has now become the one month of the year where college basketball fans can rejoice and watch their favourite teams compete for the title of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champions. It’s become a platform that every aspiring college basketball team hopes to attain by the end of their season, and has been known to bring attention to some of the brightest coaching minds in the game. But this year, the spotlight is shining bright on Dave Smart, Carleton Ravens men’s basketball head coach. Despite being with the Ravens since 1999, Smart has shown no signs of losing his winning touch, as his team was able to win their seventh straight national championship this season and 13th championship […]

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Ejim, Kazami-Keane say they don’t regret being Ravens

It was March 15, 2015, and the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team have just won its fifth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) (now U SPORTS) championship. The victory was in large part from the efforts of Philip and Thomas Scrubb, Victor Raso, and Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles. Although they basked in the lopsided victory over the crosstown rival University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees, some serious questions lay on the horizon. Both Scrubb brothers along with Raso were graduating, leaving three large holes in the lineup. The team still looked to have a lot of depth with sharpshooting guards Connor Wood and Gavin Resch, but lacked a starting point guard. A greater surprise came in the summer of 2015 when […]

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