Alyssa Cerino finds her place with Carleton basketball

“In the end, it wasn’t the right fit for me,” Ravens forward Alyssa Cerino said about her decision to transfer from the Windsor Lancers at the end of last season. The Stoney Creek, Ont., native chose to attend Carleton after two years at Windsor partly because of her friendship with Ravens point guard Jenjen Abella. “It was a tough decision,” she reflected. “Obviously transferring, change is a big thing but I knew [Abella] kind of made it more comfortable and easy.” Abella and Cerino have known each other since Cerino’s high school days in Stoney Creek. “At home, we train together every day and we’d always talk about playing together but never could because she was at [Mohawk College] and […]

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Women’s basketball heads into break undefeated

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team finished the first half of the season with an undefeated 10-0 record and are ranked fourth in the country thanks to a revamped offence and a strong defence. “I thought we did well,” head coach Taffe Charles said. “We were relatively healthy which was unusual for the first part of the year and maybe, because we’re deep. The minutes are being distributed pretty well.” The team is first in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and hasn’t lost since falling to the University of Alberta Pandas in exhibition play on Oct. 6. The team has emphasized being more offensive this season, according to Charles. So far, so good: the Ravens are at the top (or near) […]

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Women’s basketball extends winning streak to seven

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team won their two games against the Windsor Lancers and the Western Mustangs over the weekend. Their first game against Windsor on Nov. 17 was a dominating win, beating the undefeated Lancers 70-46. The Ravens would host the Western Mustangs the following night, completing another weekend series sweep at home after a 71-48 win. As a result of their win over Windsor, along with Queen’s losing to Wilfrid Laurier on Nov. 18, Carleton now remains the only undefeated team in Ontario University Athletics. The game also marked the fourth game played within seven days for the Ravens basketball squad, a factor that Ravens head coach Taffe Charles said he believes had a crucial impact on […]

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Women’s basketball continues winning streak

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team kept their undefeated record with a 66-36 victory over the rival University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees on Nov. 14. The Ravens are currently in first place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East division at 5-0. The team started strong defensively, with Carleton coming out to a 13-2 lead. Nicole Gilmore found Catherine Traer from beyond the arc to open the scoring. Traer also drove for a basket to make it 5-0. Traer, a former Gee-Gee, led both teams in scoring with 18 points in 26 minutes. Ravens forward Alyssa Cerino notched seven of her nine points in the first half. She finished in the post to make it 9-2. The Gee-Gees […]

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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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