Stittsville’s Stephanie Carr helps Carleton to historic basketball win

Carleton Ravens guard Stephanie Carr drives to the net on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Stittsville native scored 13 points in leading the Ravens to a 100-44 victory over the Nipissing Lakers. photo by Mike Carroccetto / for Stittsville Central

(PHOTO: Carleton Ravens guard Stephanie Carr drives to the net on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Stittsville native scored 13 points in leading the Ravens to a 100-44 victory over the Nipissing Lakers. Photo by Mike Carroccetto.)

Team reaches 100 for first time in 11 years, Goulbourn Hornets bantams play halftime exhibition and witness history

Stittsville’s Stephanie Carr scored a season high 13 points off the bench to help lead Carleton University’s women’s basketball team to a historic 100-44 win over the Nipissing Lakers Saturday (Jan. 20) at the Ravens’ Nest.

Carr, a fifth year engineering student and Sacred Heart grad drained three from beyond the arch. The 5’8 guard also added a two-point lay-up and two free throws during her 16 minutes on the floor, most of them in the second half.

Head coach Taffe Charles said that it was the first time in his 11 years at Carleton that the women’s squad has hit the century mark. (UPDATE: Carleton University confirms that this was the first time the Ravens women have ever reached 100 points in team history.)

Four Ravens scored in double digits, led by Heather Lindsay’s double double (16 points / 11 rebounds). In fact, all 12 Carleton players saw game action and scored.


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Carleton led 55-21 after two quarters and easily cruised to victory. The only thing truly in doubt was whether Carleton’s seldom used reserve players would score enough down the stretch to reach 100.

Late in the game, the Ravens went more than three minutes without scoring a basket. However, Nicole Gilmore ended the suspense with 2:14 left in the game, sinking a two-point lay-up for the 99th and 100th points. The Carleton bench stood up in unison and clapped.

The Goulbourn Hornets competitive bantam basketball squad played an exhibition game amongst themselves at halftime. After the win, they posed for a photo together with happy Ravens players.

Carleton’s women’s squad, ranked fourth in the country and tops in the OUA, is now 16-0 on the season. In fact, they are unbeaten in their last 32 regular season games.

The Ravens next local game will be the Capital Hoops Classic against rival uOttawa Gee-Gees (11-5) at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, February 2.

Goulbourn Hornets Bantam (ages 12-13) squad poses for a post-game photo with Carleton Ravens. photo by Mike Carroccetto / for Stittsville Central
The Goulbourn Hornets Bantam (ages 12-13) squad poses for a post-game photo with Carleton Ravens. Photo by Mike Carroccetto.
Carleton Ravens guard Stephanie Carr in action against Nipissing Lakers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Stittsville native scored 13 points in leading the Ravens to a 100-44 victory. photo by Mike Carroccetto.
Carleton Ravens guard Stephanie Carr in action against Nipissing Lakers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Stittsville native scored 13 points in leading the Ravens to a 100-44 victory. Photo by Mike Carroccetto.
Carleton Ravens' bench celebrates basket that put them at 100 points on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Stittsville's Stephanie Carr scored 13 points to lead the Ravens to victory over the Nipissing Lakers. photo by Mike Carroccetto / for Stittsville Central
Carleton Ravens’ bench celebrates basket that put them at 100 points on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Stittsville’s Stephanie Carr scored 13 points to lead the Ravens to victory over the Nipissing Lakers. Photo by Mike Carroccetto.

Mike Carroccetto is an Ottawa-based multimedia journalist. He can be reached at mike.carroccetto@gmail.com.

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