Week Ending March 4, 2018
Carleton Ravens men’s basketball player Stanley Mayambo is this week’s TSN 1200 Male Athlete of the Week.
Mayambo, a third-year guard, took his game to the next level in Carleton’s two Wilson Cup playoff victories to help the Ravens capture the team’s 10th OUA banner in program history.
Facing the Windsor Lancers in the conference semifinals, Mayambo poured in nine points to go along with a pair of boards in a lopsided 97-58 victory to setup a championship rematch with Ryerson for the third year running. The 6-foot-1 sharpshooter brought his ‘A’ game to the Ravens’ Nest on Saturday night, lighting up the two-time defending conference champion Rams for a Carleton team-high 17 points (6-11 FG, 5-9 3PT FG) to go along with three rebounds. For his efforts, Mayambo was named the championship game MVP.
The Ravens head to Halifax to begin their pursuit of an eighth consecutive U SPORTS national championship. Mayambo and Carleton get set to take on the host Acadia Axemen on March 8 in the final game of the quarterfinal round.
Stanley, a native of Fredericton, NB, is pursuing a Health Sciences degree at Carleton.
Carleton Ravens women’s basketball player Catherine Traer is this week’s TSN 1200 Female Athlete of the Week.
With the postseason in full swing, Traer rose to the occasion in the OUA semifinal and final with a pair of outstanding performances to lead the Ravens to their second consecutive Critelli Cup championship on March 3.
In a 61-48 win over No. 8 Windsor in February 28, the fifth-year veteran tallied 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, along with two steals and a block as the Ravens knocked off the Lancers to clinch a berth in the U SPORTS Final 8. On Saturday, Carleton faced McMaster in the championship game where Traer went to work against the Marauders, finishing with a team-high 17 points and Player of the Game honours in the Ravens’ 75-66 conference title win.
On March 8, Traer and No.1-ranked Ravens face the Calgary Dinos in the quarterfinals of the U SPORTS Women’s Final 8 Tournament hosted at the University of Regina.
Catherine, a native of Chelsea, QC, is pursuing a Master of Arts in Political Science at Carleton.