Week Ending November 27, 2016
Carleton Ravens men’s basketball player Connor Wood (Guelph, ON) is this week’s TSN 1200 Male Athlete of the Week.
Wood and the Ravens went 2-0 in Northern Ontario on the weekend, defeating the Nipissing Lakers, 79-59, on November 25, before handing the Laurentian Voyageurs an 88-71 loss on November 26.
The 6-foot-4 guard scored a game-high 25 points with seven three-pointers against the Lakers, matching his scoring performance from a visit to Nipissing last February. He also contributed 5 rebounds, 3 assists in 31 minutes of play in the victory.
The following night against Laurentian, the fifth-year senior had a career scoring night by putting up 39 points against the Voyageurs at Ben F. Avery Gymnasium, connecting on seven three-point shots for a second consecutive game. The 2016 CIS Final 8 MVP secured a double-double with 11 rebounds, while adding 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.
Connor, who is currently leading the nation in scoring with 26.7 PPG through three games, is studying Psychology at Carleton.
Carleton Ravens women’s basketball player Catherine Traer (Chelsea, QC) is this week’s TSN 1200 Female Athlete of the Week.
Traer, a 6-foot-1 forward, has made an immediate impact on the court in her first season with the Ravens following her transfer from the University of Ottawa.
Over the weekend, the Chelsea, QC native put together two outstanding performances, helping the Ravens defeat the Nipissing Lakers, 71-39, on November 25, before coming out on top, 72-37, against the Laurentian Voyageurs.
Traer had 17 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3PT FG), 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 22 minutes of playing time against the Lakers, before leading the charge against the Voyageurs with a game-high 22 points (7-9 FG), along with 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block.
In the Ravens’ first three games of the regular season, Traer has shot 42.9 percent from beyond the arc, and is currently leading the team in scoring with 18.3 PPG.
Catherine, an OUA All-Star in 2015-16, is pursuing an MA in Political Science at Carleton.