Hawks fall short in OUA semifinal

HAMILTON, Ont. — After upsetting the Windsor Lancers in last week’s Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarter final, Laurier’s men’s basketball team was looking to knock off another of Ontario’s basketball giants on Friday night. This time around, the number one nationally ranked Carleton Ravens were playing the role of Goliath to the Hawks’ David in the OUA final four, hosted by McMaster university.

For the first three quarters, the Hawks seemed poised to pull off another monumental upset, outscoring the undefeated Ravens in every quarter except one. But unfortunately for the purple and gold, the one quarter in which the Ravens outscored them came in the form of a 28-11 fourth quarter, which sealed the 83-76 win for Carleton and ended the season for the upstart Hawks.

Fourth-year Kale Harrison was the leading scorer for Laurier with 26 points, however, just five of those points came in the second half.

A big reason for the drop off in Harrison’s production after half time was the defending job done on him by rookie star Philip Scrubb. Scrubb also led the way offensively for the Ravens, putting up 23 points.

Look for the full article in Wednesday’s issue of The Cord

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