OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens women's basketball team got off to a strong start on Friday night, beating the York Lions 69-57 to open the 2022-23 season.
The Ravens and Lions battled closely throughout the first quarter with both teams scoring at will for a 21-21 tie after 10. Carleton's Dorcas Buisa led all players with 12 points in the quarter as the Ravens found their footing.
The Ravens then exploded offensively to open the second quarter going on an 11-0 run. The 11-point lead would hold up the rest of the half as the Ravens led at the break 38-27. Kali Pocrnic had 6 points in the quarter while first-year Jacqueline Urban had seven of here 11 rebounds in the quarter.
Pocrnic would stay hot to start the second half shooting 7-8 and 2-2 from three-point range to lead the Ravens with 16 points in the quarter. Down by 21 after 30 minutes, the Lions pushed back hard in the final quarter but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit.
On the game against York...
"They're a tough veteran team, and we twice had the game in hand and just through the ball away, made poor decisions and allowed them to take advantage."
On keeping consistent with the lead...
"When we got undisciplined and tried to make undisciplined plays, that's when they scored their runs. So we talk a lot about consistency and putting together longer stretches where we don't shoot ourselves in the foot."
On Pocrnic's game-high 29...
"She creates good reads off ball screens and was able to get downhill and into the paint - that's what she needs to do for us on a night-to-night basis."