Marauders let Ravens slip through their fingers

Ottawa – The McMaster women’s basketball team was unable to hold onto leads that ended the first and second quarters and lost an Ontario University Athletics game, 61-57, to the host Ottawa Carleton Ravens on Saturday (Nov. 17).

The Marauders would earn the first quarter lead by just two, 18-16, and at half would be ahead of the home team, 31-28. The third quarter would prove to be McMaster’s demise as they allowed the Ravens to score 19 points to their 11. Despite outscoring Carleton in the fourth, the visitors were unable to make up for their weak third quarter.

Three Marauders hit double digits, including Hailey Milligan with a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds. Rookie Danielle Boiago would add 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, and Isabel Ormond would score 11 more for McMaster.

For the Ravens, Alyson Bush would score a team-high 16 points with six rebounds and Kendall MacLeod would add 13 more for Carleton in their win.

McMaster will host the Queen’s Gaels on Saturday (Nov.24) at Burridge Gymnasium at 6 p.m..