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Gee-Gees head to Queen’s for rematch versus Gaels

Thursday January 31, 2013

@ Queens (6-10 OUA) on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees will travel to Kingston this weekend for a rematch with the Queen's Gaels.  In their prior meeting this season the Gee-Gees defeated the Gaels 66-43 at Montpetit Hall.

Queen's will be hungry for a win this weekend as they are currently riding a four game losing streak.  Since losing to the Gee-Gees on January 18th the Gaels have gone winless in three more occasions. They will look to utilise their three point shooting to get the much needed win versus Ottawa as they are ranked seventh in three point shooting percentage in the country.

The Gee-Gees will once again look to their bench for offence as leading scorer Jenna Gilbert and speedy rookie Julia Soriano are still out with injuries. Rookie Catherine Traer had a good weekend for the Gee-Gees as she put up 30 points over two games last weekend and had five blocks versus the York Lions on Sunday.

“We expect a very good game from them; they play hard and have been playing good basketball as of late, despite their record,” said Gee-Gees head coach Andy Sparks. “We still have some injuries and we are not one hundred per cent healthy, but I think our players have played extremely well. They don’t like playing short-handed but they are performing well.”

The Gee-Gees are currently ranked third in the country in three pointers made, with 7.1 per game.  Ottawa is also amongst the country's top rebounding teams as they are ranked second in the CIS with 45.9 rebounds per game.