Written by Carleton Sports Information and Acadia Athletics
Photo by Acadia Athletics
WOLFVILLE, N.S. — The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team moved to 2-0 at the Stu Aberdeen Challenge with a 112-62 win over the tournament host Acadia in Wolfville, NS on Saturday, October 1.
The Axemen came out swinging, starting the game off with a 3-pointer from third year guard Ben Miller (Winnipeg, Man.). Acadia put on their best showing in the first quarter shooting 50% from the floor, but it wasn’t enough as the Ravens handed Acadia a 112-62 loss on home court.
Unfortunately, Acadia couldn’t hold onto their early lead and the Ravens took the first quarter 32-16.
Third-year guard Nick de Palma (Bedford, N.S.) scored three 3-pointers in 10 minutes of play in the second quarter. The Ravens responded with some sharp plays of their own including several successful shots from Kaza Kajami-Keane (Ajax, Ont.) and Marcus Anderson (Brampton, Ont.), who extended the lead by 27 points at the end of the second quarter.
A high rate of turnovers, speed, and aggressive play helped the Ravens maintain their lead into the third quarter. Connor Wood (Guelph, Ont.) scored a game high 21 poins that included six timely three points shots and strong defence by Stanley Mayambo (Fredericton, N.B.) and TJ Lall (Cambridge, Ont.) pushed the lead to a game high 50 points at the three minute mark of the final frame.
Acadia put up a strong fight in the final two quarters, with first-year guard, Trevon Grant (Nassau, Bahamas) and senior forward Erik Nissen (Quispamsis, N.B.) each adding 12 points to Acadia’s game-high effort by Nick De Palma who posted 14 points that included three for three from the 3-point line.
Kaza Kajami-Keane lit up the scoresheet with a near triple-double, completing the contest with 17 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds.
Ravens guard Stanley Mayambo finished with 17 points (6-8 FG, 5-6 3PT FG) in only ten minutes of floor time.
The Ravens improve to 8-0 in exhibition play this season with six wins again several NCAA teams in the month of August and a two game sweep thus far in the Stu Aberdeen Challenge.
Carleton will face the undefeated St.FX X-Men tomorrow in the unofficial tournament final at 1:00 p.m.
RAVENS PLAYERS OF THE GAME:
#41 Kaza Kajami-Keane – Guard – 5th year – Ajax, ON
Carleton vs. St.FX
Sundy, October 2, 2016
Stu Aberdeen Challenge @ Acadia University
Stu Aberdeen Court – 12 p.m. ET