Written by Mike Beasley
Photo by Valerie Wutti
For about ten minutes on Friday night it looked like the Algoma Thunderbirds were going to give the Carleton Ravens all they could handle.
After one quarter, the Thunderbirds led 23-21 over the undefeated and No.1 ranked Ravens. They were doing everything right, draining three pointers, out-rebounding Carleton and playing great defence.
But then reality sunk in for Algoma (5-16) in the second quarter as the Ravens found their game and dominated like no other team in Canada can, outscoring the T-Birds 24-6.
The second half was all Ravens as they struck for 34 points and a 79-44 third quarter lead.
From there, Carleton rolled to a 95-62 victory and their 21st win this season.
“We (Carleton) started the game a bit tentative but regrouped after the first quarter and got our game back together, “said Ravens guard, Gavin Resch, who finished the game with 15 points and 3 rebounds.
Thomas Scrubb (Richmond, B.C.) led all Ravens in scoring with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 9-9 from the free throw line.
Tyson Hinz (Ottawa, ON) chipped in with 14 and 5 boards. The graduating senior had an unblemished free throw percentage, draining all 6 opportunities.
Philip Scrubb (Richmond, B.C.) had 12 points, 4 rebounds and he too was perfect on his 5 free throw attempts.
In total, the Ravens finished 27 of 32 with a free shot at the basket.
The Ravens (21-0) will attempt to go for an undefeated season on Saturday evening, February 15 when they take on the Laurentian Voyageurs (12-9). Game time at the Ravens Nest is 8:00PM.