Carleton Sports Information
TORONTO - The Carleton Ravens had their third-quarter lead slip away on Saturday evening as the TMU Bold came back from an 86-80 victory.
Carleton got off to a far better start than the night before, with early contributions from everyone on the floor. By the end of the opening 10 minutes, Carleton led 30-18 and six different Ravens had scored. Wazir Latiff (Vaughan, Ont.) and Aidan Warnholtz (Ottawa, Ont.) got things going for the Ravens combining for 17 points. Latiff played a significant lead in Carleton's game-opening 11-0 run, using his speed to slash inside the Bold defence. As for Warnholtz, the guard hit two big three-pointers in the quarter before scoring in the final seconds.
The Bold stayed with Carleton in the second at the stripe, after officials handed out thirty fouls in the first half, including 17 to Carleton, TMU scored 18 of their 40 first-half points uncontested.
The Bold caught fire in the third, shooting almost 53% while the Ravens' early foul trouble began to force them deeper into their rotation. While Grant Shephard powered his way to 7 points, Lamar Everd was perfect from the field as he powered TMU back within six.
In the fourth, both offences fired up as the game raced from 67-61 to 73-a-piece before coming to a grinding stop. After reaching a tie, the game featured a frantic 1:09 of play which saw both teams missing open looks. As the game entered it's final two minutes, the Bold forced a pair of steals that would be the difference. After Aidan Warnholtz fouled out of the game, Connor Vreeken (Kingston, Ont.) hit a clutch three that brought Carleton within two and ready for a comeback only for David Walker to force his third steal of the night to put the score out of reach.
Carleton returns home to face Queen's next Friday night at the Ravens' Nest inside Alumni Hall. Tickets for the doubleheader are on sale now.