- Ravens: It probably should be treated lightly since his team has its eyes on a bigger prize, but senior forward Kevin McCleery scoring 34 points on 16-of-19 shooting in the Carleton Ravens' win over Acadia last night at a tournament in Halifax has something of a "wow" factor.
McCleery is such a good glue guy for Carleton that it's nice to see him command the spotlight for once and become a go-to scoring option (of course, in the Dave Smart system, anyone can be the go-to at a given moment).
Acadia's not what it was last year, of course. Carleton hit half-a-hundred in the first half and won by 27. They play No. 9 Dalhousie in the semi-final tonight and if they win, play the Saint Mary's-St. Francis Xavier winner in Sunday's final.
- Ottawa native Dwayne Johnson, by the way, had 17 points and nine rebounds to help No. 3 St. FX beat Lakehead 71-60. Lakehead's power forward, Yoosrie Salhia, had a big night, which raises the question how they would handle the low-post tandem of Aaron Doornekamp and McCleery.
- Another Ottawan, Anneka Bakker, who's playing for the Alberta women's team, might get some consideration for a feature in next week's Sun Schools sports page. She had 16 points, six rebounds to help the Pandas beat Calgary last night in a matchup of Top 10 teams. In case you're wondering, yes, she is the daughter of Queen's Football Hall of Fame member Dick Bakker, who was part of the famed Gold Rush defensive line in the 1970s.
The "baseball standings" for the eastern half of the OUA, with games remaining, probably should be repeated. Carleton lost 6-4 to York Friday and is at Ontario Tech Saturday (there's a webcast). The loss basically left them even with the Gee-Gees, who have those four games in hand.
Ottawa is at Toronto and Ryerson this weekend. Beating the Varsity Blues on the road would be such a bonus for them.
- Trois-Rivieres -- (11)
- Toronto 6.0 (13)
- Concordia 5.5 (13)
- Ottawa 6.0 (15)
- Carleton 6.0 (11)
- McGill 6.5 (14)
- Queen's 8.5 (11)