Ravens teach, learn lessons

Top-ranked men’s team beats Wind­sor, but women’s team mis­fires in loss

Ottawa Citizen - - SPORTS - WAYNE KONDRO

Highly ranked teams are like hang­ing judges.

They pun­ish mis­takes and rarely grant re­prieves, as the top-ranked Car­leton Ravens men’s squad and sec­ond-ranked Wind­sor Lancers women’s team demon­strated while ad­min­is­ter­ing 95-66 and 55-51 penal­ties in On­tario Univer­sity Ath­let­ics bas­ket­ball tests at the Raven’s Nest on Satur­day night.

“We played pretty well on of­fence, ”point guard Phillip Scrubb said af­ter the Ravens im­proved to 4-0. “We were just pretty com­fort­able. Lots of guys were mak­ing plays, and we got the ball to guys in sit­u­a­tions that they were com­fort­able with and it all worked out.”

Make that Scrubb got the ball to guys in the right sit­u­a­tions, as he de­liv­ered a breath­tak­ing play­mak­ing per­for­mance, col­lect­ing sev­eral jaw­drop­ping as­sists.

The Ravens also con­trolled the de­fen­sive glass as they built a 47-35 lead af­ter a tor­rid first half.

Scrubb took to­tal com­mand in the sec­ond half, us­ing his un­canny floor vi­sion to dis­trib­ute the ball with savvy, while Tyson Hinz kept drain­ing three-point shots as the Ravens led the Lancers (2-2) by as many as 29.

“There`s lots of room for im­prove­ment,” Hinz said. “De­fen­sively, giv­ing up 66 is still not the great­est.”

Hinz paced Car­leton with 23 points. Scrubb, El­liot Thomp­son and Kevin Churchill each added 14. Lien Phillip and En­rico Diloreto each scored 19 to lead Wind­sor.

The Lancers women’s team broke ahead 21-14 by pound­ing the ball in­side to Jes­sica Cle­men­con, while the Ravens strug­gled to find any kind of perime­ter shoot­ing touch.

How­ever, Car­leton (2-2) be­gan col­laps­ing its de­fence and slow­ing the tempo as it clawed back to within 28-22 by half­time.

Krista Van Slinger­land and Jes­sica Resch drained three-point­ers as Car­leton ripped off an 8-0 run to draw within 49-47 with two min­utes to play. How­ever, that was much of a re­prieve as Wind­sor (3-1) would al­low. Miah-marie Lan­glois made three free throws and Laura Mullins notched an­other bas­ket off a key of­fen­sive re­bound.

As­sis­tant coach An­thony Carter lamented the Ravens’ 16-for-72 shoot­ing.

“It’s about op­por­tu­ni­ties, and when you have so many op­por­tu­ni­ties to stay in the game, you can’t go four of 27 from the three-point line,” Carter said. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to make shots.”

Cle­men­con led Wind­sor with 15 points. Ma­cleod and Roach paced Car­leton with 10 apiece.

Across town at Mont­petit Hall, the Ot­tawa Gee-gees swept Western On­tario.

War­ren Ward scored 21 points and Johnny Ber­hanemeskel had 16 as the Gee-gees men’s team (2-2) clocked Western 84-57. Peter Scholtes led the Mus­tangs (1-3) with 19.

Han­nah Sun­ley-pais­ley scored 27 points and Jenna Gil­bert scored 16 as Ot­tawa (2-2) dusted Western (1-3) 79-62. Laura Dally led the Mus­tangs with 18.

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