Men’s basketball starts season off strong

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team began their quest for an eighth straight national title with two home victories over the Guelph Gryphons and the Algoma Thunderbirds. The Ravens beat the Gryphons 96-52 on Nov. 3, but Guelph was able to keep the game close early on. Guelph guard Rodney Wallace hit a pair of step back jumpers and Gryphons player Daniel Dooley scored a three-pointer to keep the score at 9-8 for Carleton halfway through the quarter. Carleton went on a run to end the quarter up 26-14 as the Ravens’ guards drove the lane and found shooters. Emmanuel Owootoah made a wrap-around pass to Cam Smythe for a jumper. Soon after, Munis Tutu found TJ Lall under the […]

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Women’s basketball dominates in season openers

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team opened their regular season at home with two wins over the Guelph Gryphons and Algoma Thunderbirds. Carleton beat Guelph 89-46, with help from All-Canadian centre Heather Lindsay’s game-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. The team got off to a blistering 24-2 start, as Ravens players found Lindsay in the post. She scored 13 points early in the game from around the paint and at the free throw line. The Ravens also shot 33 per cent from the three-point arch as Elizabeth Leblanc, Jenjen Abella, and Stephanie Carr stretched the lead. Defensively, the team forced Guelph into 22 turnovers and had 14 steals. Carleton was also successful in getting to the free throw line early, […]

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Men’s soccer shines offensively in season openers

The Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team opened up their regular season with a pair of wins at home against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Ridgebacks and the Trent Excalibur. They beat the Ridgebacks 2-0 on Aug. 26, and then the Ravens offence exploded with an 11-0 win over Trent the following day. Against UOIT the Ravens found the back of the net late in the first half when Ravens midfielder Ricky Comba was able to get his shot past UOIT goaltender Nicholas Miller. Ten minutes later, on a nice pass from midfield, Ravens midfielder Emad Houache scored on Miller to bring the Ravens to a 2-0 lead just as the clock ticked down to halftime. Following a red […]

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Women’s basketball start undefeated

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team began their season this past weekend, first topping Laurentian 76-67, then following up with a 78-43 victory over the Nipissing Lakers at the Ravens’ Nest. The Ravens opened their season on Friday night in front of a roaring crowd. Heather Lindsay led the team offensively with 17 points and 13 rebounds. A well-fought first quarter saw the Ravens fall behind by a score of 22-20. Defence became the focus of the second quarter with the team combining for only 23 points in the quarter, although Carleton emerged with a slim lead of 33-32. From there the Ravens never looked back, and were able to open the season with a victory. “I think we executed […]

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Ravens football fall to Golden Gaels

Despite a strong first half, the Carleton Ravens varsity football team dropped their first game of the season to the Queen’s Golden Gaels, thanks to a second-half blitz by the hosts from Kingston. The Gaels’ 20-second-half points put them on route to a 34-24 win over the Ravens. Carleton head coach Steve Sumarah said he was encouraged by his team’s start, but ended up disappointed with the result. “We just weren’t consistent enough, on offense and defence,” Sumarah said. “Sometimes we needed our first downs, and we just weren’t making it happen.” The Ravens’ fast start came courtesy of the strong core of receivers. With the score at 7-0 Carleton starting quarterback Jesse Mills found offensive captain Nate Behar for […]

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