Connect with us

NBA

Windsor Lancers do it again, upset No. 2 Carleton Ravens

Published

on

Windsor, ON – For the second time in three years the Windsor Lancers have shocked the nation by upsetting the mighty Carleton Ravens 74-71 on the home floor. With the Lancers leading 73-71 with 29 seconds left in a highly anticipated and tightly contested the game, fifth-year forward Rotimi Osuntola Jr.  swatted away a potential game tying layup by Philip Scrubb to give the Lancers their fourth victory over Carleton during the Chris Oliver Era (2005-2015).

The Lancers hungry and ready to show the rest of the country that they belong the in the conversation elite teams in CIS Basketball jumped out to a 16-5 lead over the Carleton Ravens on the strength of their athleticism and hot shooting. Carleton ripped off a 12-0 run and outscored Windsor 13-3 to close out the quarter but still trailed 19-18 after the first ten minutes of action.

Carleton Ravens Jean Pierre-Charles picked-up the scoring load by scoring nine-second quarter points as Carleton grabbed a slim 37-34 advantage over the Lancers at half-time. The see-saw affair continued in the second-half as both teams failed to create any separation in a three-quarter that saw two lead changes and two ties with Carleton going ahead 51-49 after three quarters.

Phillip Scrubb and Thomas Scrubb flexed their muscles early in the fourth quarter as the Ravens went ahead 61-54 on a 6-0 run with 6:17 to play but behind the consistent play of Rotimi Osuntola Jr, Khalid Abdel-Gabar and three-straight jumpshots from Mitch Farrell the Lancers ripped a decisive 9-3 run and grabbed a 69-65 lead with 3:13 remaining in the game. Philip Scrubb knotted the game at 71-apeice with a deep triple.

Must Read:  Always Sager Strong...Rest Peacefully Craig Sager

Rotimi Osuntola Jr lead a scores with a game-high 22 points and 16 rebounds, Khalid Abdel-Gabar added 18 points and five rebounds and Mitch Farrell finished with a solid 16 points and 8 rebounds in the win.

Carleton was paced by Thomas Scrubb’s 20 point, 11 rebound double-double and Philip Scrubb struggled all-night an finished with 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting.

The Lancers improve to 8-3 in league play, 19-5 overall while the Ravens drop to 10-2 in the OUA and 20-4 overall, with losses coming against Indiana Hoosiers, Ottawa Gee-Gees, Syracuse Orange and the Lancers.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

If you agree to these terms, please click here.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertisement