Men’s basketball ties record, wins seventh consecutive national title

As the clock ticked down, Ravens players rushed the court while the Rams hung their heads—the Carleton men’s basketball team had just won its seventh straight national championship on March 12. A late push by the Ryerson Rams wasn’t enough, as the Ravens held on for a 78-69 win, and earned its 13th U SPORTS championship in 15 years, and tied the record set by the Victoria Vikes from 1980-86 for most consecutive titles. “I came here two and half years ago with a plan to be a better basketball player, to be a better person, and I think I did that,” Ravens forward Ryan Ejim said after the game. This was the third meeting between both teams this year, […]

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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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U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 preview

The U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 tournament is about to begin on March 9, and will host the top women’s basketball programs across Canada. The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team enters the tournament as the top seed, after winning the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Gold Medal over the Queen’s Gaels. The following is a small preview of all Final 8 teams, to allow fans to familiarize themselves with the teams ahead of the tournament. 1. Carleton Ravens (OUA Champions) Regular season record: 18-1 Playoff record: 3-0 This year, the Ravens are making their return Final 8 debut after a disappointing finish in 2013, when they were knocked out in the first round by the Calgary Dinos. The Ravens will be leaning on their veteran […]

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Women’s basketball wins first OUA title in program history

For the first time in program history, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team are the reigning Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Champions, as they defeated the Queen’s Gaels by a score of 49-41 in the OUA Gold Medal game in Kingston on March 4. “Obviously, it’s something we’ve been striving for for a number of years with the program,” Ravens head coach Taffe Charles said after the game. The win marked the 21st straight victory for the Ravens, as they haven’t lost since a season opening defeat against the Algoma Thunderbirds on Nov. 18. Heading into the game, the Ravens were also the only OUA team to defeat Queen’s this season, as they foiled the Gaels’ hopes for an undefeated season […]

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Women’s basketball clinches trip to Nationals

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team added new pages to the record books, as they defeated the McMaster Marauders by a score of 55-54 on Mar. 3 to advance to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Gold Medal game, and clinch a trip to the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8. Ahead of Nationals, the Ravens will return to the hardwood on Mar. 4 when they take on the Queen’s Gaels in Kingston, in hopes of winning the OUA Gold Medal. Against the Marauders, the Ravens found themselves in a tightly contested match-up from the beginning, as they trailed by a point after the first quarter. Carleton found themselves on the opposite end of familiar territory, as they held a one point […]

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