TORONTO - The Ravens modest win streak came to an end Friday night falling 56-54 against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues
The Ravens started slowly in the first quarter shooting 12.5% while the Varsity Blues took a 21-11 lead. Toronto had jumped out to a 17-6 lead before the Ravens found their groove. Shooting 35.3% including five points each from Callum Baker and Anthony Daudu, Toronto looked to run away from the Ravens.
Carleton persevered, through even scoring and far improved shooting Carleton chipped away at the Blues lead outscoring them 17-11 in the second. Aidan Warnholtz was 2-5 from the field in the second while Elliot Bailey went 2-for-2 and the Ravens entered the half down four.
The Ravens worked the ball inside in the third, attempting only two shots from beyond the arc while a Vreeken jumper put the Ravens down by just two going into the fourth quarter.
The final quarter was a defensive battle with both teams forcing turnovers and missed opportunities. The opening 3:07 was played without a point scored before Inaki Alvarez opened the quarter.
In the final minutes of play, both teams exchanged chances with Latiff hitting a clutch three for the Ravens before Alvarez drew the foul from Warnholtz going to the line to put the Blues ahead by two.
After a Varsity Blues miss, the Ravens would take a timeout with 11.3 seconds to play. On the inbound, the Ravens worked the ball well opening up a three point attempt which rang out before fade away fell off the front rim.
The Ravens are back in action Saturday night when they face the TMU Bold at a special 6:00 p.m. start time.