Written by Alex Kurial
Photo by Acadia Athletics
WOLFVILLE, Nova Scotia – Carleton capped off a dominating run at the Stu Aberdeen tournament in Wolfville, NS this weekend with a 127-66 win over hosts Acadia in the final game on Sunday.
The Ravens wasted no time opening things up in the first quarter, as forward Eddie Ekiyor put up 9 points on 4/6 shooting. He would finish with a game high 23 points. Ekiyor’s 1st quarter total equaled that of the entire Acadia offense, as Carleton led 30-9 after 10 minutes.
Ekiyor went right back to work in the 2nd quarter with another 8 points, this time getting some help from guard Mitch Wood who chipped in 8 of his own. Isiah Osbourne added 8 points as well, preferring to get the job done from beyond the arc with a pair of threes. Stifling Ravens defense was also at play, as Carleton took a commanding 67-21 lead into halftime.
The pace slowed slightly in the 2nd half, but the Ravens still held the points advantage in each of the final quarters. Coach Smart was able to empty the bench in the 4th quarter, allowing for some of the reserves to make their mark on the game. Guard Troy Reid-Knight did just that on 4/4 shooting from three point range for 12 points, while Lloyd Pandi chipped in 9 points of his own on 4/4 shooting. It was a 127-66 final for the Ravens at the final buzzer.
Another successful tournament for Carleton has them sitting at 8-0 in preseason play. Next up is the House-Laughton tournament, set to take place from Oct. 12-14 in the Ravens’ Nest. Guelph, the University of Victoria, and Concordia will be the opponents.