Written by Mike Beasley
Photo by Rob Hyrkiel
This one was definitely worth the price of admission, that is, if you were fortunate enough to get a ticket.
The Carleton Ravens and Ottawa Gee-Gees, the top two teams in men’s CIS basketball met up on Friday night in a first place showdown.
Both team’s sported identical 8-0 records and neither wanted to give an inch.
The cross town rivals came to play and had the sold-out crowd at the Ravens’ Nest on their feet on several occasions as Carleton runs their record to (9-0) courtesy of a solid 94-73 victory.
The Gee-Gees suffered their first loss of the season and fall to (8-1).
Carleton’s big boys came out to play with Tyson Hinz (Ottawa, ON) leading the way with 32 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Hinz finished the night shooting 11of 18 field goals, 6 of 9 three pointers and 4-4 from the free throw line.
“The guys were excited to play Ottawa and it definitely showed in the final score,“ said Hinz.
“We play every game the same way but there’s no hiding that when we lineup against the Gee-Gees it brings out the best in our play.”
Thomas Scrubb (Richmond, B.C.) chipped in with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
Clinton Springer-Williams had an impressive night as well with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 1 steal.
“I thought we (Carleton) played our best game of the semester,” said Dave Smart, Ravens head coach.
“I liked our intensity against Ottawa and have to make sure we keep it at that level in the second semester.”
With final exams on the horizon, the Ravens will be off until January 10, 2014 when they take on Laurentian.