Sudbury, Ont. - In the second night of basketball action after the extended pause, the Carleton Ravens did what they’re known for, playing dominant basketball as they defeated the hosting Laurentian Voyageurs 88-69.
The Ravens' entire team collectively played with incredible chemistry and confidence, as both Aiden Warnholtz and Lloyd Pandi finished the game with a double-double while forward Biniam Ghebrekidan, finished with 20 points and six rebounds.
A large portion of Ghebrekidan’s points came in the second half of the game during a vital time when both the Ravens and Voyageurs were trading points back and forth.
“He stepped up for us in a big way again and it translated into helping us get the win which is the ultimate goal,” said coach Taffe Charles of Ghebrekidan after the game.
In addition to the efforts of Ghebrekidan, guard Aiden Warnholtz bounced back after fouling out on Friday in a big way by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists.
“It was good to see him [Warnholtz] bounce back after the first game, he came up big in the shooting aspect with his multiple three pointers. Warnholtz is a very good player and it’s always better for us when he’s performing,” coach Charles commented.
After being outscored 18-10 in the second quarter, the Ravens showed their fitness outscoring the Vees 25-12 in the third quarter. The third quarter was also a breakout performance for Alain Louis who scored 6 of his 11 points in the frame.
The Carleton Ravens now set their sights on a matchup of the OUA East's final two undefeated teams, as they host the uOttawa Gee-Gees in a sold-out game at the Ravens' Nest on February 18th, at 8:00 p.m.