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.
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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