Week Ending March 5, 2017
Carleton Ravens men’s basketball player Kaza Kajami-Keane (Ajax, ON) is the TSN 1200 Male Athlete of the Week.
Kajami-Keane, a 6-foot-1 guard, had a solid performance at the OUA Wilson Cup over the weekend, helping the Ravens earn a silver medal at the Final Four.
In Friday’s semifinal showdown with Brock, the fifth-year senior electrified the crowd with 25 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, and a pair of steals in his team’s 89-64 win over the fourth-ranked Badgers to help the Ravens advance to the final.
Despite Carleton falling in a tightly contested gold medal game to Ryerson, 86-79, Kajami-Keane had a well-rounded stat line of 11 points, seven rebounds and a game-high nine assists in the setback.
Kajami-Keane, who was named an OUA First-Team All-Star last week, will be one of the keys to Carleton’s success at the upcoming U SPORTS Men’s Final 8 Championship from March 9-12, 2017 in Halifax, NS.
Kajami-Keane and the second-seeded Ravens open up this year’s nationals with a 2016 championship game rematch against the seventh-seeded Calgary Dinos on Thursday, March 9 at 12 noon Atlantic Time (11 a.m. ET).
Carleton Ravens women’s basketball player Heather Lindsay (Ottawa, ON) is the TSN 1200 Female Athlete of the Week.
The Ravens captured the OUA Critelli Cup for the first time in program history over the weekend, and Lindsay was a big reason why.
A Friday evening semifinal matchup against U SPORTS No.1-ranked McMaster ended in a 55-54 nail-biting win for Carleton, as Lindsay led the way with a team-high 20 points, accompanied by six rebounds, three assists and three blocks.
Facing a hostile home crowd and the talented Queen’s Gaels in the final on Saturday, Lindsay, a fourth-year forward, stepped up with a game-high 15 points and 16 rebounds to earn the championship double-double on the way to a 49-41 Carleton gold-medal victory.
Lindsay, a 2016-17 OUA First-Team All-Star, was named the championship’s Player of the Game.
Later this week, Lindsay and the top-ranked Ravens begin their quest for a first national title at the U SPORTS Women’s Final 8 Championship in British Columbia, where they will face the eighth-seeded host Victoria Vikes in the prime-time evening game at UVic’s CARSA on Thursday, March 9 at 8 p.m. Pacific Time (11 p.m. ET).