Saturday, 7 January 2012

OUA East Tonight: Slow-starting Ravens rally to hammer Vees

Carleton 98, Laurentian 51  For the second consecutive night, #1 Carleton Ravens got off to a sluggish start, on this night even allowing visions of a major upset to fester in the minds of the host Laurentian Voyageurs who grabbed an early 8 point lead, led by 11 first-half points from Manny Pasquale, energizing the crowd at Ben Avery Gym.  However, reality set in and Carleton shook off the possible weariness of the trip up Hwy. 400, emposing their wills with their usual lock-down "d", taking the lead for good late in the second quarter and pushing to a six point lead into halftime before completely dominating the second half to author an easy win.

Carleton began the second half on a 17-4 run, capped by 7 consecutive points by 6'6" Tyson Hinz, giving the Ravens a 19 point lead only 2 1/2 minutes into the third.  Carleton later had a 24-11 run including back-to-back 3's by 5'11" Willy Manigat to push the lead above 40 to 92-51.  6'3" Phil Scrubb also was instrumental bringing the Ravens back in the first half, finishing with over 20 points.

Carleton remains unbeaten while the Vees fall to 2-8 on the season but still in 5th place in the conference.

Ottawa 92, York 71   The Lions hung with the Gee-Gees for much of the game, trailing by only 2 at halftime but uOttawa locked down York defensively, holding York to just 32 second half points for the win to move to 6-4 and keeping the Lions winless.

Toronto at Queen's
Ryerson at RMC

In Quebec league action, in what may be the first of the continuing battle for the fourth and final playoff spot, UQAM defeated Bishop's 73-60


Anonymous said...

Ryerson 92 RMC 19....
when is someone going to stand up and say enough is enough?

Anonymous said...

Heck of a performance by Hinz tonight; 23 points in only 16 minutes. The depth of Carleton and the explosiveness of their two stars is simply unbelievable a times.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what Ben Felix' status is with Carleton?
Has he quit the team?
I haven't even seen him around their last home games.
All I know that when I saw him play the little bit he did he seemed awfully slow...if you can't move them big puppies, you can't play good D and if you can't play D, you don't play for Smart.

Anonymous said...

RMC may finally get the message when Carleton shuts them out.

Anonymous said...

York should just give up. All the decent players quit. Too bad the coaches don't recognize what the problem is.

Anonymous said...

Ok, anon 2:50, what exactly is the problem with York?
They were at one time the dominant team in the OUA east (pre Smart) and even after Carleton took over, were the Ravens biggest rival along with Ottawa.
Now they find themselves swimming with the fishes with Queen's and has become pathetic?
Are the coaches (Oliveri) the problem?