Written by Taylor Prichard, Sports Information
Photo by Valerie Wutti
(OTTAWA, ON) — The visiting Regina Cougars took advantage of an injury-ridden Carleton team to come away with a 67-57 victory on Day 1 of the McKeen Metro Glebe Tournament on Friday night.
Regina’s Charlotte Kot poured in a game-high 15 points for the Cougars while grabbing 11 rebounds for her team.
Carleton’s fourth-year forward Lindsey Suprunchuk (Ottawa, ON), made a return to lineup after missing the last few weeks due to injury. Surpunchuk started the game but got into early foul trouble and had to be taken off, leaving Taffe Charles with few options off of the bench.
With Carleton down an important body early on, Regina was able to build an early first quarter lead thanks to the strong shooting display. Kehlsie Crone and Charlotte Kot were lights out from the floor as they contributed 16 of the Cougars 24 points in the first ten minutes. Carleton trailed 24-13 after one quarter.
The Ravens’ Nicole Gilmore (Hamilton, ON) single-handedly kept her team in the game in the first half with some acrobatic finishes and some long-range conversions. Carleton could not match Regina’s fire power on offence though, as the Ravens went into halftime trailing 39-20.
Carleton came out of the locker room with a sense of urgency and were determined to get back into the contest. Heather Lindsay (Ottawa, ON) fought for 5 points on the inside and Suprunchuk injected some athleticism into the Ravens offence to net 6 points for Carleton in the third.
While Regina had an easy time finding entries into the lane and getting open shots in the first half, Carleton increased its defensive focus and ended up outscoring the Cougars 15-11 in the third quarter. The Ravens forced 22 Regina turnovers in the game compared to only 13 of their own.
In the fourth, Carleton continued to chip away, with Natasha Plaskacz (Chelsea, QC) draining three 3-point shots for 9 points. Carleton scored 22 points in the final frame, but Regina’s advantage was too large to overcome in the end.
Nicole Gilmore led the Ravens with 15 points, while Heather Lindsay recorded another double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Regina outrebounded Carleton 56-40 in the game.
Day 2 – McKeen Metro Glebe Tournament
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
UQAM vs. Regina – 6 p.m.
Laurier vs. Carleton – 8 p.m.