Women’s Basketball (2-0 OUA, 5-4 overall)
Hosted Guelph (0-2 OUA) Saturday, November 6, 6:00 p.m. at Montpetit Hall (SSN Canada)
Kim Cupid 16 points, 6 rebounds; Hannah Sunley-Paisley 13 points, 16 rebounds– uOttawa
Kara Muhlhausen 9 points, 6 rebounds; Jasmine Douglas 3 points, 14 rebounds – Brock
The Gee-Gees gutted out a 50-36 win tonight against Guelph, opening up their season a perfect 2-0 after their first weekend of action.
Guelph opened up the game’s scoring, but the Gee-Gees were shortly up by five points. Tied at 11 heading into the second quarter, a buzzer beater saw the Gryphons take a two point lead after the first frame. The Gee-Gees were able to capture the lead in the second quarter, up 25-21 after half. The Gee-Gees only extended their lead through the second half, closing the game with a 14 point advantage.
First-year point guard Kim Cupid, Toronto, Ont., had a solid performance for the Gee-Gees, putting 16 points on the board, in addition to 6 rebounds.
“I think everyone knew that this was going to be a hard game because we knew that Guelph was going to push as hard as they could. We were all tired so we knew we had to bring it real hard today and I think it was just a matter of who wanted it the most.”
Head coach Andy Sparks noted, “We did not put them away the way we should have. When they pushed, we didn’t have a lot of push back today. We’re seeing some fatigue and we can’t play the style of basketball that we want to play at because we don’t have the depth to do that.”
“Getting two wins at this point in the season right now, we’re going in the right direction,” concluded Sparks, “It was a big weekend for us; even though it wasn’t pretty basketball, the girls won.”
The Gee-Gees were joined in today’s pre-game warm-up by the 10 and 11 year old girls from the Adrenaline team in the Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association Atom Girls. Many of these girls had participated in Gee-Gees summer camps. This is a new initiative of the Gee-Gees team to welcome young, developing basketball players to experience a university game in hopes of further encouraging them in their pursuit of the sport.
The Gee-Gees will travel to Waterloo next weekend to take on the University of Waterloo on Friday, November 12 and Wilfrid Laurier University on Saturday, November 13; both games at 6:00 p.m.