QUARTERFINAL #2 ArcelorMittal Dofasco CIS men’s basketball championship: Defending champ Ravens back in national semis

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McMaster 17 18 15 14 64
Carleton 25 18 20 19 82
CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE
McMaster Carleton
Pts: Leon Alexander – 14 Pts: Philip Scrubb – 21
Reb: 2 Players (#10, #22 – 7) Reb: Thomas Scrubb – 14
Ast: Rohan Boney – 5 Ast: Philip Scrubb – 5
Team Statistics McMaster Carleton
Field Goal % 36.4% (24-66) 51.5% (34-66)
Rebounds 40 45
Assists 10 14
Turnovers 7 8
Pts off Turnovers 9 8
2nd Chance Pts 12 11
Pts in the Paint 28 42
Fastbreak Pts 4 4
Bench Pts 29 13

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Courtesy of host organizing committee / Photocredit Valerie Wutti

OTTAWA (CIS) – The second-seeded Carleton Ravens havemoved on to the semifinals of the ArcelorMittal Dofasco CISmen’s basketball Final 8 as they dropped the No. 7 McMasterMarauders 82-64 in a quarterfinal matinee on Friday.

Carleton, the reigning three-time champion, will now face theNo. 3 Alberta Golden Bears in the early semifinal at 6 p.m. onSaturday at the Canadian Tire Centre, live on Sportsnet 360.

The Ravens rode a combined 41-point performance by the brothersScrubb (Philip and Tommy) along with 13 points from Kevin Churchilland 12 from Tyson Hinz.

Carleton took the lead from the opening tip-off against theirOUA west counterparts and never looked back outscoring theiropposition in all four quarters.

“We (Carleton) did some good things offensively againstMac but I feel that we got some breaks when they missed some looksand shots,” said Ravens head coach, Dave Smart.

“Our defence did a little better job getting out of theircomfort zone and not letting Mac get in the paint. But we stillhave guys that are taking short cuts and being taken advantageof.”

The Ravens held a 43-35 lead at halftime then went on tooutscore McMaster 20-15 in the third frame. The Marauders battledhard throughout however and were only down 51-48 late in thethird.

The fourth quarter featured Carleton’s largest lead of thegame with a 20-point margin at the 7:09 mark.

Leon Alexander was the Marauders leading scorer with 14 pointsand 5 rebounds. Aaron Redpath chipped in with 10.

“We (McMaster) gave them a war for a little bit and thisis something that we can build on as a program,” saidMarauders coach, Amos Connolly.

“Not a single player on this team has been to a nationalchampionship before. I’m not attributing the loss to that butit’s understandable that they may have been a bitfrozen.”

Playing against Carleton on any night is never an easy task, noless in the national spotlight so the Marauders were in toughagainst Carleton especially it was the Ravens first game afterlosing in last week’s OUA championship.

“Our game plan coming in against Carleton was that wedidn’t want everyone else to hurt us. We figured Tyson (Hinz) andPhil (Scrubb) were probably going to hurt us but didn’tforesee Thomas (Scrubb) putting up 20 against us.”

With the loss, McMaster will play against the No. 6 SaintMary’s Huskies on Saturday afternoon in a consolation matchbeginning at 12:30 p.m.

STATLEADERS

MAC: 17-18-15-14: 64
CAR: 25-18-20-19: 82

Carleton
Points: Philip Scrubb (21), Thomas Scrubb (20), KevinChurchill (13), Tyson Hinz (12)
Rebounds: Thomas Scrubb (14), Kevin Churchill (7), Tyson Hinz(7)
Assists: Philip Scrubb (5)

Player of the game: Tyson Hinz

McMaster
Points: Leon Alexander (14), Aaron Redpath (10)
Rebounds: Rohan Boney (7), Taylor Black (7)
Assists: Rohan Boney (5)

Player of the game: Leon Alexander

CHAMPIONSHIPSCHEDULE (all times EASTERN TIME)

Friday, March 7
12:30 Quarter-final 1: Alberta 72, Saint Mary’s62
14:30 Quarter-final 2: Carleton 82, McMaster 64 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
17:30 Quarter-final 3: No. 5 McGill vs. No. 4 Victoria (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
20:00 Quarter-final 4: No. 8 Saskatchewan vs. No. 1 Ottawa (www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Saturday, March 8
12:30 Consolation 1: No. 6 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 7McMaster (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
14:30 Consolation 2: Loser QF 3 vs. Loser QF 4 (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
18:00 Semifinal 1: No. 3 Alberta vs. No. 2 Carleton (Sportsnet 360/ www.CIS-SIC.tv *)
20:00 Semifinal 2: Winner QF 3 vs. Winner QF 4 (Sportsnet 360 / www.CIS-SIC.tv *)

Sunday, March 9
10:30 Bronze (www.CIS-SIC.tv)
14:00 Final (Sportsnet / www.CIS-SIC.tv *)

* The webcast of all 3 televised games (semifinals & final)will be on pay-per-view basis.

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