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Women’s Basketball downed by Musketeers in exhibition clash

Written by Taylor Prichard, Sports Information

Longueuil, Quebec – The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team were defeated 71-37 on Sunday afternoon by the Xavier Musketeers. The team struggled to find any offensive rhythm in their first pre-season exhibition game against their NCAA opposition.

While Carleton played well to start the game, they found themselves down 16-8 after the first 10 minutes. 

The game, which was held at Champlain College Saint-Lambert in an eastern suburb of Montreal, began to slip out of the Ravens’ hands in the second quarter after Xavier opened a double-digit lead. The team held a comfortable 39-17 edge over Carleton at the half.

The Musketeers, who play in the NCAA’s Big East Conference, would never relinquish the large margin to a short-handed Ravens squad.

Carleton’s third-year guard Stephanie Carr had 10 points in the game, while fifth-year guard Abeer Farhat finished with 8 points.

Ravens head coach Taffe Charles believed the team was a bit offensively challenged throughout the game. “It’s the earliest we’ve ever played [to start a season]. We were certainly rusty,” admitted Charles.

“Xavier was very physical on the offensive glass while causing numerous turnovers as well,” said Charles.

Next Up:

The women’s basketball team will look to bounce back against their next NCAA challenger, the Ohio Bobcats (Athens, Ohio) of the Mid-American Conference. They will host the ‘Cats on August 19th at the Ravens’ Nest starting at 5 p.m.

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