Photo by Valerie Wutti
The Carleton Ravens are back in action this weekend for the first time since December with all eyes on a busy month ahead. The Ravens basketball teams will make their first visits to Sudbury in over two years while nordic skiing returns to action for the first time since early December.
Friday, 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, 3:00 p.m.OUA TV
At 5-1 the Carleton Ravens sit only a game back of the uOttawa Gee-Gees and Ryerson Rams for top spot in the OUA East. Heading into Friday’s contest, the Ravens have won three straight against the Voyageurs including a 78-63 win at Ben F. Avery Gymnasium in 2020.
The Ravens are led by balanced scoring which includes a trio of players all averaging over 10 points per game. Madison Reid, Kali Pocrnic and Emma Kiesekamp are followed closely in scoring by Oceane Kounkou and Mackenzie Ash-Smith. Ash-Smith has averaged 9.5 points per game in her first two appearances this season, both at York, after missing the first two weekends at home.
Friday at 8:00 p.m. & Saturday at 5:00 p.m.OUA TV
The Ravens return to Ben F. Avery looking to extend their strong start to the 2021-22 season. With five players averaging double-digits a night, the Ravens offence is currently the most powerful in the OUA averaging 98.8 points per game, while smothering option holding them to under sixty points per game.
At 6-0, the Ravens find themselves in a log jam at the top of the OUA East but have an opportunity to gain points as the undefeated uOttawa Gee-Gees and Queen’s Gaels prepare to square off this weekend.
The Carleton Ravens will feel right at home during the OUA East regionals this weekend as they compete at Nakkertok Ski Club in Gatineau, Que. The Ravens will hope to build off a number of strong performances at the Candy Cane Cup in December as they push for key spots at the OUA Championship in two weeks.
The Ravens have a strong team featuring experienced leadership from Bronwyn Williams and Katherine Mason, both of whom participated in the recent National Trials in Alberta.