The uOttawa Gee-Gees rode a hot shooting game to a 40-point road victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs on Friday night in Sudbury. Showing off their exceptional ability to score outside the paint, the Gee-Gees nailed 14 three-pointers en route to a 89-49 final score, their second straight game going over 80 points.
The mark of 14 threes eclipsed the old team record for makes in a game of 12 set in 2012.
Five Gee-Gees recorded double-digits on the night. The scoring was led by senior guard Stephanie MacDonald with 20 points, followed by Jennifer Stoqua with 14 (accounting for four of the threes), and Krista Van Singerland with 13, while Jen Crowe and Sarah Besselink each contributed 10 points off the bench.
The Gee-Gees again started five guards in the absence of top forwards, but it lent little advantage to the Voyageurs as the Gee-Gees sprinted past them to a 12-point lead after a relatively slow start that saw Laurentian lead.
Taking advantage of poor shooting on the part of the Voyageurs, just 28 per cent in the opening quarter, the Gee-Gees made good on 51 per cent of their own shot attempts. The Voyaguers were led by guard Adrienne Moreau who counted 14 points.
The Voyageurs turned it back on the Gee-Gees and clawed their way back into it, getting within three midway through the second quarter. But Laurentian couldn’t hang with uOttawa for long as they found themselves down 20 at halftime.
Laurentian drew within 17 heading into the fourth quarter, giving them a shot at getting back in it. But uOttawa found another gear, using a 22-7 run to claim their largest lead and put the game away.
Despite the decided edge on the scoreboard, the Gee-Gees were unable to limit their turnovers in relation to the Voyageurs. They committed 24 compared the Voyageurs’ 28.
The Gee-Gees moved the ball well with the majority of play coming from guards. However, their success shooting the ball from the floor (50 per cent) meant they hardly needed to attack the basket. As a result, Ottawa was limited to only three trips to the foul line.
Now at 2-1 on the season, the Gee-Gees wrap up the weekend with their first ever game against the Nipissing Lakers Saturday night.
Box Score 1 2 3 4 F
uOttawa 22 25 20 22 89
Laurentian 12 15 13 9 49