NPH TOP PERFORMERS
- Philip Scrubb- 26 pts, 5rbs, 2ast
- Cole Hobin- 10pts, 8rbs
- Victor Raso- 10 points
- Joe Rocca- 10 points
WATERLOO,ON–The Carleton Ravens are defending CIS champions, ranked #1 in the nation, and own a 22-0 regular season record. The Ottawa representative has also now moved one step closer to the championship repeat by advancing to the Wilson Cup championship with a 80-56 victory over McMaster.
The Ravens jumped all over McMaster and never looked back. It was a situation where the Marauders looked defeated prior to the end of the game. There seemed to be a lack of energy from the team, however the fan support was certainly in full effect.
On the flip-side, the Ravens routinely went to work, executing the drive and dish game to perfection which translated into 48% shooting from deep. Philip Scrubb paced the Ravens with a game-high 26 points on 8/15 from the field (7/8 3P).
After being up by 20+, CU Head Coach Dave Smart continued to coach with intensity, while calling out each of his players to hold themselves accountable on every possession. There’s a reason the Ravens are undefeated, and it stars with Smart.
“He teaches us to never be complacent, he want us to play hard all the time. We just know that he cares for us and has high expectations,” explained OUA all-star Philip Scrubb, referring to his coach.
With such dominance on the league, the Ravens continue to roll and will now face a streaking Ryerson Rams team. It will be an interesting match up as the Rams possess the athleticism and speed that most CIS teams lack.
Waterloo will be expecting a flurry of Ryerson fans to be in attendance, and Scrubb tells NPH that they must be ready for it.
“We’re going to approach them like a team that’s playing really well…they’re going to be pretty excited and we’re going to have to match their energy”
Carleton vs Ryerson- 8 PM Tip-Off, to be broadcasted LIVE on The Score.