For the first time since November 26 and 27, there is a near full slate of Ravens games this weekend. After an extended pause in the OUA and RSEQ seasons, the Ravens basketball teams and our women's hockey team are all in action Friday night.
Led by Brigitte Lefebvre-Okwankwu, Ottawa's offence is 6th in the OUA in points per game while leading the league with a 43.5% shooting percentage. Lefebvre-Okwankwu is second in the OUA with 18.3 points per game, third in field goals with 58 and fourth in percentage at 52.7%. For the Ravens, Tatyanna Burke enters the game fourth in the OUA in rebounds with 83. As both teams sit near the top of the league in steals per game, expect a defensive battle between two teams on a collision course at the top of the OUA East.
The final two undefeated teams in the OUA East collide in a sold-out matchup at the Ravens' Nest when the Gee-Gees travel down Colonel By to face the Ravens. Carleton's offence has been red hot and features balanced contributions that include three of the top five shooters in the league with Ghebrekidan, Pandi and Shephard all shooting 57.6% and above. The Ravens will look rely on their high-scoring offence, which ranks second in the OUA at 95.1 points per game, as they try to overpower the Gee-Gees defence which is second, only to Carleton, with only 61.6 points allowed per game. The Ravens and Gee-Gees are the final two undefeated teams in the OUA East, and as always, this game promises fireworks.
With only one road game left in the RSEQ regular season, the Carleton Ravens take the trip to the top of the hill to face the McGill Martlets at McConnell Arena. The Ravens are seeking their first victory over McGill this year as they currently are in the heat of a playoff race sitting four points behind uOttawa for fourth place. To find success in Montreal, the Ravens will need to limit the Marlets powerplay which has been an overwhelming 50% so far against the Ravens this season scoring 5 goals on 10 opportunities.