Carleton (2-0) 112, Acadia (0-2) 62… Using their relentless energy at both ends to speed up the game, the Ravens shot 20 for 42 from downtown and 55.2% overall in a game that was never in doubt. 13 different Ravens scored led by 6’4″ Connor Wood with 21 including 6-10 3’s and 6’4″ sophomore Stanley Mayambo added 17, making 5 of his 6 3’s while steady 6’1″ guard Kaza Keene had a near triple-double with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Ravens locked down Acadia’s big guns when it was still a game with 6’5″ T.J. Lall making life difficult for Axemen sharpshooter Nick De Palma, although De Palma did hit a pair of long 3’s, one in transition in the first half. 6’4″ Marcus Anderson also shut down 6’5″ Kyle Arsenault as both Lall and Anderson have the makings of the next generation of Raven shut down defenders. Carleton also got decent minutes out of prized 6’9″ freshman Eddie Ekiyor who had a nice dunk off a feed from 5’11” Emmanuel Owooatoah (Fresno State transfer) but still appears lost on the defensive end – 6’10” Eric Nissen had some fine takes to the rim right at the freshman. Ekiyor remains a work-in-progress, especially with the tremendous progress of 6’6″ Ryan Ejim who is relentless around the rim and continues to improve as a high quality finisher inside. Ravens look to capture the championship of the Stu Aberdeen tomorrow afternoon against St. FX X-Men.
Bishop’s (1-0) 69, UNB (0-2) 60… The Gaiters finished the game on a 13-2 run to break open a tight game and hand hometown V-Reds their second consecutive loss. Reigning RSEQ Rookie-of-the-Year 6’5″ Abdul Kamane had 9 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, adding 9 boards as Bishop’s won a big game in a hostile environment. UNB again played without AUS POY candidate Javon Masters and with numerous new faces continues to learn to play together. 6’8″ Yassin Naji went 7 for 8 for Bishop’s who meets Saint Mary’s tomorrow afternoon with a chance to steal the tournament championship.