Photo by Valerie Wutti
OTTAWA – The Carleton Ravens continued their regular-season win streak defeating the Nipissing Lakers by a score of 70-42.BOX SCORE
The first quarter ended with the Ravens leading the game 25-9. Kali Pornic (Oakville, ON) played a vital role in the Ravens’ offensive strategy. “We were trying to push and transition the ball. We wanted to push and put pressure on the other team, and I feel like we succeeded,” said Pornic on her offensive strategy. Pornic led the Ravens down the court throughout the afternoon, while shooting 7-13. Playing the same team on back-to-back nights will prove to be a challenge this season, but the Ravens were able to find success.
During the quarter, the Ravens concentrated on their defence, using a player-to-player defensive strategy to keep the Lakers in cehck. Emma Huff (Chelsea, Que.) swiftly guarded the Lakers, finishing the game with a total of 10 rebounds, 5 of them defensive. The second quarter would end with a score of 41-20 Carleton.
Towards the end of the third quarter, the Ravens continued to dominate with a score of 58-29. Pornic would put her dribbling skills on display, using a crossover dribble to fake out the Lakers during the quarter. No matter how much the score changed, Pocrnic maintained a high intensity driving the Ravens forward.
“We all try to take turns guarding different players, and we work together as a team,” said Pornic when asked how they stayed focused with a lead for the second straight day.
The Ravens had an impressive total of 32 defensive rebounds. The team continues to work well together, communicating both on and off the court. Communication and collaboration have contributed to their successes thus far.
“I think we’ll spend the next following weeks tightening up our offensive and defensive strategy,” said Coach Dani Sinclair. Sinclair values having good player-to-player defence which she plans to improve before their next game.
The Ravens will return to the court on November 19th at 5:00 p.m. when they’ll be playing at the Ravens’ Nest against the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks.