Written by Carleton Sports Information
Photo by Valerie Wutti
WATERLOO, ON — A blistering offensive performance provided the Ravens men’s basketball team with a eye-popping 118-53 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Friday at the PAC.
Carleton had six players hit double figures against Waterloo, including a career-high 16 points from senior Mitch Wood (Guelph, ON).
The Ravens cracked the 100-point barrier for the first time in the regular season, and their 118 points was the program’s largest regular season scoring output since a 120-38 victory over the now-defunct RMC Paladins men’s basketball program on January 21, 2012.
The Ravens were held in check by the Warriors for most of the first quarter until a late 12-0 run, complimented by six points from Mitch Wood, opened the flood gates. Carleton would not allow a basket from the Warriors for the final 3:23 of the frame.
With a 28-9 advantage heading into the second, Carleton continued to pull away by outscoring the Warriors, 26-15, in the lead up to half. TJ Lall (Cambridge, ON) added seven points in the quarter, and Yasiin Joseph (Ottawa, ON) knocked down back-to-back threes to help provide the Ravens with a 54-24 edge on the scoreboard entering the intermission.
Starter Munis Tutu (Windsor, ON) began the third by demonstrating his impressive range, scoring two triples in the first two minutes of the period. The Ravens combined for seven threes in the quarter to take a 86-43 lead into the fourth.
Carleton would continue to dominate late in the game, as senior forward Mitch Jackson (Regina, SK) got in on the scoring act with 12 points in the final frame, while guard Alain Louis (Saint-Laurent, QC) showed his shooting touch with eight points to go with three assists to close out the contest.
BY THE NUMBERS:
The Ravens were highly efficient in the blowout victory, nearly hitting the 60 per cent shooting clip (59.5%) against the Warriors. Waterloo was limited to 20-of-68 (29.4%) from the field. Carleton held a +19 (45-26) margin on the glass, and demonstrated excellent ball movement with 28 team assists compared to Waterloo’s 11. Carleton received an astonishing 65 points from its bench, with the Waterloo receiving only five points from its subs.
RAVENS PLAYER OF THE GAME:
#22 Mitch Wood – Guard – 4th year – Guelph, ON
Carleton at Laurier
Saturday, November 11, 2017 – 8 p.m.
WLU Athletics Complex – Waterloo, ON