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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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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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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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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