Week Ending February 1, 2016
Men’s basketball player Kaza Kajami-Keane (Ajax, ON) played with a magical touch in Carleton’s wins against York (Jan.29) and Queen’s (Jan.30) on the weekend.
The fourth-year transfer from Cleveland State (NCAA) scored 13 points, dished out 5 assists, had 3 steals and added a few rebounds in a 96-53 win over the Lions. The following night against Queen’s, Kajami-Keane had his best game as a Raven, as he nearly secured a triple-double in a 99-81 victory. His generous contribution – 20 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds – was needed as Carleton fought off a furious second-half comeback by the Gaels.
Kajami-Keane, a 6-foot-1 guard, has made an immediate impact in his initial CIS campaign and he currently leads the nation with 6.8 assists per game. He will partake in his first Capital Hoops Classic against the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Friday, February 5.
Kaza is enrolled in Communications at Carleton.
Women’s basketball player Nicole Gilmore (Hamilton, ON) had a tremendous weekend for the Ravens in her team’s two important victories against York and Queen’s.
The sophomore scored 10 points while adding 8 rebounds and tossing 2 assists in a 70-58 win over the York Lions on Friday at the Ravens’ Nest. The following night against Queen’s (CIS No.10), Gilmore had an outstanding performance as she finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in an upset over the nationally ranked Gaels. The 5-foot-10 guard went 7 of 12 from the floor and 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.
Gilmore is just the third Ravens women’s basketball player to rack up a double-double during the 2015-16 regular season. She will look to continue her strong play later this week against the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the Capital Hoops Classic.
Nicole is studying Criminology at Carleton.