OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens women's basketball team's defence locked down another game in the third quarter holding Laurentian to 3 points en route to a 62-44 victory on Friday night.
The Ravens jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter taking advantage of early Voyageurs foul trouble to go 8-for-10 from the free throw line. Despite leading by five at the end of the quarter, Carleton's lead was in flux throughout the half.
In the second quarter, Laurentian stormed back while the Ravens struggled from distance shooting just 1-for-7 from beyond the arc. As the pace picked up in the second quarter, Jacqueline Urban led the Ravens with 10 first-half points as Carleton led by just three at the half.
As has become a trend for Carleton, the Ravens locked down the Voyageurs in the third quarter, stifling the visitors while holding them to three points on 1-for-14 shooting. Offensively, the Ravens struggled to establish momentum but pulled ahead with sixteen points evenly distributed across the rotation.
After pulling ahead in the third and facing foul trouble, Carleton extended their bench in the fourth, spreading out the minutes while outscoring Laurentian 15-13.
Despite balanced scoring in the second half, it was a regular scene on offence with Kali Pocrnic (Oakville, Ont.) and Jacqueline Urban (Ancaster, Ont.) leading the team with 19 and 13 points respectively.
Carleton is back in action on Saturday night when they host Nipissing at 6:00 PM.