Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oh Canada! Cincinnati Beats Carleton 87-70, Goes 2-0 on Tour

Coach Cronin may have pared his rotation down to 11 for this game, anticipating perhaps that this would be the hardest game of the tour. He was right. The score by quarters...

Working the lead out to the mid 20s in the third quarter, the Bearcats left Dion Dixon and Yancy Gates on the court, but the Carleton Ravens nevertheless seemed to catch fire half-way through the fourth quarter. Mixing fast break scores with three point strikes from beyond the arc, complements of perimeter passing and lane drives with kick-out passes, the Ravens shaved about 10 points off of the Bearcats' lead. With the kind of determination one almost always finds in winning programs, Carleton held Cincinnati to less than 90 points while they won the fourth quarter and closed out the game, 87-70.

Junior guard Dion Dixon led all scorers with 21 points. Saturday's game was an improvement over Friday's effort versus McGill. Philip Scrubb, a second year guard led the Ravens with 16 points. The Bearcats dominated the boards...barely, as they outrebounded the Ravens 32 to 29.

Mark Wacyk of the CIS Blog was at the game and posted a recap. I will try to locate a box score and post the possession-based statistics with a few thoughts later.

Further Reading
Ottawa's local pager, The Citizen, posted a game recap around 11 pm on Saturday.
The Carleton University Athletic website posted game recap about three hours after the game.
A brief Cincinnati-McGill recap posted here yesterday.

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