Ravens advance to CIS semifinals with 83-46 evening session win over Victoria

Gee-Gees also move on to Saturday’s semifinals after defeating McGill

OTTAWA – The CIS Final 8 Men’s Basketball Championship, hosted by the Carleton Ravens, got underway at Scotiabank Place earlier today with four quarter-final matchups. Four teams remain in the hunt for the W.P. McGee Trophy, which will be presented to the national champion following Sunday’s final.

Results from the quarter-finals:
Quarter-final #1: No. 7 Lakehead 74 No. 2 Cape Breton 61
Quarter-final #2: No. 6 McGill 70 No. 3 Ottawa 82
Quarter-final #3: No. 5 Acadia 89 No. 4 UBC 80
Quarter-final #4: No. 8 Victoria 46 No. 1 Carleton 83

Saturday’s semifinal games at 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. are single elimination matchups with the two winners advancing to Sunday afternoon’s championship game at 3:30 p.m. The consolation semifinal session takes place earlier on Saturday with games at noon and 2:15 p.m., while the lone Sunday session also features the fifth-place game at 11 a.m. and the bronze medal game at 1:15 p.m. Each of the three remaining sessions (seven games in total) will take place at Scotiabank Place.

Doubleheader session tickets start at $12 can be purchased online at www.CapitalTickets.ca; by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

The tournament schedule, in addition to team media guides and statistics, can be found by visitinghttp://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/mbkb/index.

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