Thursday, 7 October 2010

Carleton 86, Bishop's 25

For those across the country whispering about a possible down year for Dave Smart's Carleton Ravens, tonight's complete domination of the Gaiters painted a familiar picture of a team that defends, wipes the defensive glass, takes good shots and ultimately plays harder and harder as the game progresses, wearing down opponents physically and mentally.  Carleton held the Gaiters to one field goal in the first quarter, jumping out to a 22-2 lead which they extended to 26 by halftime and then continued the route in the second half.  Even without fifth year guard Mike Kenny, the Ravens were able to run their sets usually to perfection getting easy lay ups and open 3's off draw and kicks and more importantly create virtually no open looks on the defensive end, forcing the Gaiters into countless 24 second shot clock violations.  6'3" Elliott Thompson led Carleton with 16 points despite playing very little in the second half while sophomore 6'5" Greg Faulkner took advantage of more minutes going 5 for 6 from downtown, accounting for all 15 of his points.  5'11" Willy Manigat was strong for Carleton with 13 including 3-4 3's and consistently blew by Bishop's guards to create.  Carleton went 12 for 26 from downtown and shot 46% overall while holding the Gaiters (0-2) to 19.6% shooting.  Oraine Green had 9 to lead Bishop's and Chris East had 6 including the only real highlight of the night for the Gaiters when he stepped in the passing lane, creating one of the 7 Raven turnovers on the night and finished the resulting breakaway with a resounding flush.  But Thompson followed that immediately with a three in the very next possession, taking away whatever momentum Bishop's may have received from the steal.  Bishop's travels to Kingston to meet Queen's tomorrow night.


Anonymous said...

I don't know what the modern Canadian university record is for fewest points allowed in one game but I would have to think last night's massacre comes pretty close.
The only other time I can recall a Carleton team holding an opponent to under 30 points was when they beat RMC 100 something to 27 a few years ago.
Coach Gilpin must have found this game extremely discouraging.
The Gaiters were very competitive against the U of O, but last night they were totally swamped.
In fact, it was a worse mauling than their loss to Maine in August.
Tonight's game against Queen's I expect to be fairly close. Both of these teams look like they will struggle to score points this year.

Anonymous said...

Queen's scored in the twenties vs Guelph in a league game a few years back....