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By Kai Benson

The women’s basketball team earned a hard-fought victory against the Carleton Ravens Friday night after overcoming an early nine-point deficit just minutes into the game. The Rams eventually captured the win 61-56 and ended Carleton’s six-game winning streak.

The win against Carleton was a stunning upset pulled off by Ryerson, who shut down the OUA East division leaders with persistent defence.

“We made a couple adjustments and switched our defence,” said head coach Sandy Pothier. “We were determined.”

After the initial stumble, Ryerson moved into a full court press, forcing several shot clock and backcourt violations from Carleton. The dynamic of the game changed and became a back-and-forth test of perseverance between the two teams. The game was close for the majority of play, with the Rams only taking the lead late in the third quarter.

Several players were key in the win, including Lisa Goldring, who recorded 22 points, and point guard Lacey O’Sullivan, who posted a game-high three streals and seven rebounds as well as eight points.

The Rams now sit at third place in the OUA East after a loss to Ottawa on Saturday. Their next game is on Friday at York University.

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