X-Men fall to mighty Ravens

Photo Credit Acadia Sports Information
Photo Credit Acadia Sports Information

Wolfville, NS - The Carleton Ravens handed the St. Francis Xavier X-Men a 70-point loss as they took the first game of the Stu Aberdeen tournament 125-55.

The Ravens began the game confidently with a 14-0 run against the X-Men and kept their momentum to go up 34-14 after the first quarter. Carleton had an almost identical second quarter, increasing the score at 66-29 after the first half.

Carleton's TJ Lall (Cambridge, ON) lead the team's first half with seven points, who shot perfectly from the field.

The pace did not slow down for the Ravens in the second half, who went on to dominate the rest of the game.

Carleton was able to set up Yasiin Joseph (Ottawa, ON) with multiple wide-open threes, and did not make a mistake on any of his five chances. He shot a perfect 7-7 from the field and added two free throws to notch 21 points. The performance earned him the Subway Player of the Game award.

As a team, the Ravens shot 43 of 72 (59.7%) from the field and an impressive 19 of 34 (55.9%) from three. They also recorded 15 steals over the 40-minute game.

Though the X-Men shot well from three point range, their FG% needed to be better to defeat a Carleton squad that was also capable of turning on a strong defence.

Tristen Ross led StFX in scoring with 22 points while Thomas Legallais netted 11. The X-Men line-up featured six new players.

Next up in tournament action sees Carleton plays Bishop's on Saturday at 6:00 pm, followed by StFX against the host Acadia squad at 8:00 pm.


Courtesy Acadia Sports Information