St. Catharines, Ontario - The Carleton Ravens fell to the Brock Badgers 73-65 picking up their second loss this season with one game remaining before the holiday break.
The Badgers came out quickly and put the Ravens on their heels from the opening minute and kept it up throughout the whole quarter as they held the Ravens to 17% shooting from the field. The Ravens struggled to get their offence going and were only able to score 10 points in the opening quarter as the Badgers finished with 21 points going into the second quarter.
The Ravens began to find their rhythm in the second quarter. Jacqueline Urban (Ancaster, Ont.) finished the half with 6 points and 11 rebounds, Dorcas Buisa (Gatineau, Que.) had 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists, and Oceane Kounkou (Gatineau, Que.) had 9 points all coming from beyond the arc as the Ravens outscored the Badgers 26-17 to make it 38-36 Badgers going into the half.
“We had some people off the bench who were ready to catch and shoot the ball,” said Head Coach Dani Sinclair on her team’s 3-point shooting against the Badgers.
The third quarter brought a back-and-forth game between the Ravens and Badgers as both teams focused on their offensive and defensive efforts. The Ravens struggled to defend the 3-point shot but were able to stay in the game with a consistent effort from every player on the floor as they scored 17 points in the quarters to stay within 2 points of the Badgers with the score being 55-53 to start the fourth quarter.
The Ravens started slowly in the fourth quarter and couldn’t get their shots to fall while the Badgers remained steady and outshot the Ravens 18-12. The Ravens had to begin to foul in the final minutes of the game to try to stay in the game but Madalyn Weinhart’s (St. Catherines, Ont.) 15 second-half points were too much for the Carleton Ravens and they fell 73-65 to the Brock Badgers.
This Sunday, December 4, 2022, the Carleton Ravens host the Algoma Thunderbirds (0-9) in their final game of 2022. Head coach Dani Sinclair emphasized that “on Sunday, understand that we need to come together and play as a team at both ends.”