OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens women's basketball team erased an 8-point first-half deficit to beat the Windsor Lancers in overtime 70-64.
The Lancers opened the game hot shooting 3-for-10 from beyond the arc as they built a 7-point lead in the first. Coming off their first loss of the season, the Ravens were slow starters at home and struggled to match the Lancers' first-quarter toughness.
"We have veteran enough players that it shouldn't be that way," stressed head coach Dani Sinclair. "Our veterans should dictate the game, especially in our own gym. They came in and played really well in our gym and it's disappointing that allowed a team to do that."
The Ravens didn't hang their heads for long though, after pushing the Lancers throughout the middle-quarters the Ravens' offence exploded in the fourth quarter outscoring the Lancers by 10. Kali Pocrnic (Oakville, Ont.) led all Ravens in the fourth with eight points while Jacqueline Urban (Ancaster, Ont.) and Oceanne Kounkou (Gatineau, Que.) both pitched-in in big ways for the comeback.
The Ravens led in the dying seconds of the game before Maggie Denys tied the game with six seconds to play from three to force overtime.
In the extra five, the Ravens finished the comeback pulling away thanks in no small part to the play of Pocrnic who scored 6 of the Ravens' 8 points.
The Ravens now welcome the Western Mustangs (6-1) tomorrow night at the Ravens' Nest. Coach Sinclair recognizes the challenge ahead. "They can shoot the ball and they're a tough team on that side with a good group." She said, adding "If we continue to play hard defensively we can do well against anybody and if we don't, they're going to take it to us."