Friday, November 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Written by Nicholas Boon
Photo by Valerie Wutti
The Carleton Ravens defeated the Nipissing Lakers 85-50 in the first ever Lakers basketball game as a member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
Thomas Scrubb exploded for a team high 26 points and 8 rebounds, on 11 for 17 shooting and in just 22 minutes of action. While Cameron Smythe (11 points, including 5-5 from the free throw line) was the only other Raven in double digits, the team as a whole was brutally efficient. The Ravens shot 48% from the floor, 43% from beyond the arc, and 11 for 11 from the free throw line. Guards Guillaume Payen Boucard (9 points on 75% shooting), Victor Raso (9 points going 3-4 from three), Connor Wood (8 points), and Gavin Resch (8 points) all sparked offense for Carleton.
Lakers guard Jordon Campbell led the home team with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Three other Lakers (Marvin Ngonadi, Marcos Clennon, and Joey Puddister) chipped in with 7 points each.
In the end, it was the rebounding and turnover difference that decided the game. Carleton grabbed a total of 14 offensive rebounds (including 5 from Thomas Scubb), leading to 12 second chance points. Nipissing turned the ball over 16 times which the Ravens turned into 19 more points.
Carleton will move on to Sudbury to take on the Laurentian Voyageurs on Saturday at 8 p.m.