OTTAWA – Tatyanna Burke’s put-back lay-up with 15.8 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as the Carleton Ravens defeated the Alberta Pandas 72-70 in their women’s consolation semifinal game at the 2020 U SPORTS Final 8 Basketball Championships on Friday at the Ravens Nest.
After a stellar season, going 16-4 during the regular season and advancing to their first national championship since 2016, Alberta will see their season come to an end after going 2-0 at the U SPORTS Championships. Carleton on the other hand, will move on to the consolation final to face the Calgary Dinos.
Madison Reid had 33 points, three assists and two steals, while Kali Pocrnic had 12 points and five assists for Carleton. Vanessa Wild lad the Pandas with 18 points, while Jenna Harpe added 14 points in the losing cause for Alberta.
Carleton shot 39.3 per cent from the field and 38.5 per cent from three, compared to Alberta’s 44.4 per cent shooting and 25 per cent from beyond the arc.
Alberta lead 26-17 mid-way through the second quarter, before Carleton exploded with offence going on an eight-point run to bring the score within one. However, the Pandas managed to keep control, entering the second half with a 32-26 lead, having not trailed in the half.
Madison Reid’s three-point shot, gave the Ravens their first lead of the game less than two minutes into the third, causing a close back-and-forth match up for the remainder of the game, with Carleton taking the victory.
With the win, Carleton advances to play Calgary on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT in the women’s consolation final while Alberta’s ends their season with an overall record of 18-7 this season, conference playoff and U SPORTS Championship action.
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Carleton: Madison Reid
Alberta: Vanessa Wild