Written by Mike Beasley
Photo by Valerie Wutti
On Saturday night, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team finished off a busy and successful stretch of games.
The team can now catch their breath and get in some quality practice time after playing five games in nine days.
Carleton won their fourth contest out of the five at the Ravens’ Nest with a 62-50 victory over the York Lions.
The Ravens are now (12-4) and won’t play again until next weekend with a two game road to trip to Toronto and Ryerson.
“I’m happy with the results in our last five games,” said Ravens head coach, Taffe Charles.
“A little bit of fatigue probably showed up in the second half of our game against York but we need some rest and a good week of practice. We still need to be better.”
The fatigue Charles was speaking about can be seen in the box score.
The Ravens outscored York 46-23 in the opening 20 minutes of play and were fairly dominanat but were outnumbered 27-26 in the second half.
Elisabeth Roach (Ottawa, ON) led the way for the Ravens with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Lindsay Suprunchuk (Ottawa, ON) had 12 points, 6 rebounds and shot 6-8 from outside the arch.
Suprunchuk agreed that playing so many games in a short period forced the team to play through fatigue and be mentally tough.
“It was a rough stretch for us but winning games always makes it easier,” said the second year forward.
“I’m glad to contribute to the team’s success with a solid performance against York and will start ot prepare for next weekend’s away games.”
Carleton will be in Toronto next weekend for a pair of games. On Friday night, January 31 the Ravens will meet up with the Varsity Blues. Carleton and the Ryerson Rams will face each other on Saturday, February 1. Both games will start at 6:00PM.