#1 Carleton (11-0, 5-0) 74, #10 Ottawa (10-3, 3-2) 53… 6’6″ T.J. Lall hit back-to-back threes and 6’10” Eddie Ekiyor had six points including a dunk during the late second quarter game-deciding run that lifted the Ravens to a comfortable win over the Gee-Gees, playing without 6’7″ Brody Maracle. After 5’11” Sean Stoqua (15 points to lead Ottawa) knocked down a three from the top of the bowl, Carleton locked down defensively as Gee-Gees missed 11 of their final 12 shots of the half, scoring only a single bucket in the final 7 minutes of the second quarter. Lall’s pair of threes in the final two minutes capped a 14-2 run and later Carleton would lead by as many as 24 to claim the victory at the Raven’s Nest. 6’0″ Yasiin Joseph led all scorers with 21 points, breaking down Gee-Gees defenders during a third-quarter stretch when the Ottawa Glebe product had 8 consecutive points while 5’11” D1 transfer Minus Tutu scored Carleton’s first 9 points of the contest (17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) as Carleton guards generally wrecked havoc in the front court, rotated with extreme effectiveness and generally made it difficult for Ottawa to consistently get decent looks. Ekiyor (13 points, 10 rebounds, 6-8 shooting) generally had his way with 6’9″ Jean Pierre-Charles, who had just 4 points and 4 rebounds against his former team. In three games vs. Carleton since his widely-publicized transfer, Pierre-Charles is averaging 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while Ottawa has lost all three affairs. Stoqua had one of his strongest efforts for Ottawa, keeping the Gee-Gees in it in the first half with a pair of threes and creating. While Ottawa generally defended Carleton’s actions very well including playing the ball screen effectively, Gee-Gees simply could not generate enough offense (32.2% shooting including 6-26 from downtown). Ottawa did get encouraging minutes from 6’5″ Chase Tynes who showed his explosive athletic ability and did not back down and later in the game from 6’3″ Alex Muise who knocked down a corner three and looked good making decisions with the ball. But Carleton showed their superior depth and perimeter shooting going 8-17 from three and dominating the glass at 37-22. At this point in the season, Ravens appear to be head and shoulders above their cross-town rivals. Both teams get set to host OUA West teams this weekend with Western at Ottawa and Windsor at Carleton on Friday night.
One game this evening in OUA play is an interlock with Ryerson (4-4, 3-2) at Guelph (1-9, 1-4).