(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.
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.
Mike Carroccetto is an Ottawa-based multimedia journalist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.