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Gee-Gees make it 14 straight wins with victory over Voyageurs

Friday January 27, 2012

Women’s Basketball (14-2 OUA)
Hosted Laurentian (3-13 OUA) on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)
 

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
uOttawa 27 18 23 17 85
Laurentian 11 13 11 15 50

uOttawa – Hannah Sunley-Paisley 15 points, 5 rebounds; Jenna Gilbert 15 points, 4 rebounds;
Laurentian – Erin Simpson 15 points, 8 rebounds; Emma Decloe 14 points, 3 rebounds


The women’s basketball team continued their winning ways Friday evening, extending their OUA winning streak to 14 games with a convincing 85-50 win over the Laurentian Voyageurs during the Shoot for the Cure awareness and fundraising night at Montpetit Hall.

With the win, the sixth-ranked Gee-Gees improve their regular season record to an impressive 14 wins and two losses and seize a perfect 7-0 record at home.

The Garnet and Grey came out extremely dominant in the first quarter both offensively and defensively, outscoring the Voyageurs 27-11 while forcing 10 turnovers, including six steals and multiple five seconds calls. Nearly every team member contributed to the high scoring result of the first frame.

The Voyageurs did not let this stop them from fighting back, however, playing a solid second quarter which saw them limit the Gee-Gees to 18 points while scoring 13 of their own to bring the game to 45-24 for the Gee-Gees, going into halftime.

“We flattened out a little bit in the second quarter,” admitted Gee-Gees head coach Andy Sparks. “I give Laurentian a lot of credit –
they continued to play hard for the whole game, and we had trouble guarding their ball handlers, they beat us off the dribble quite a
bit.”

The Gee-Gees continued to play disciplined and aggressive basketball in the second half, to go on to win it 85-50.

Leading the scoring for the Gee-Gees were fifth-year centre Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto, Ont.) with 15 points, five rebounds, and
fourth-year centre Jenna Gilbert (Ottawa, Ont.) with 15 points, four rebounds.

Fifth-year Bess Lennox (Ottawa, Ont.) continued to lead the team in rebounds, amassing 8 total, as well as tallying 12 points. With the 8
rebounds, she is now only 10 rebounds shy of the OUA record for most rebounds in a career, which she can quite possibly surpass tomorrow evening against York.

“It’s one game at a time for us,” concluded Sparks about their remaining six regular season games. “We were a little better tonight
than we were last Saturday [against Queen’s] and that’s what our plan is.”

Don’t miss your chance to witness Lennox make OUA history tomorrow evening, January 28, as the Gee-Gees take on the York Lions at 6:00 p.m. at Montpetit Hall (SSN Canada).