Just one week after beating the number three ranked Queen's Gaels in front of a sold out Ravens' Nest, the Carleton Ravens get an extended stay at home when they host Nipissing and Laurentian this weekend.
The 6-6 Ravens were led on Saturday night by first-year guard Xavier Spencer. The Alberta product powered the Ravens into the lead in the second quarter with an impressive 18 points. Now the Ravens prepare to host two more in division opponents while hoping they can close the gap on the top of the East division.
Nipissing enters Friday night coming off a one-game weekend at Lakehead where they lost 94-81. With a 3-8 record, the Lakers have been impressive on offense, scoring 71.2 points per game with 14.3 assists per game. Darnaz Mabanza has averaged 17.9 points per game while Alex Blackmore has chipped in with 15.8. On the glass the Ravens Noah Horobet Simpson will be up against Taijon Graham who has averaged 7.3 rebounds per game to Horobetz Simpson's 9.9.
On Saturday, the Ravens welcome the Laurentian Voyageurs. The squad from Sudbury has struggled at times in 2023, losing 7 straight games since beating an impressive Ontario Tech squad, who beat Carleton last week, back in November. The Voyageurs have only managed 62.8 points per game this season, but have held their opponents to 78.4, 1.1 better than the Ravens' 79.5 points allowed per game. Ismael Konate has been the Voyageurs' most impactful player on the year scoring 12.9 points per game and adding 8.3 rebounds.