Women’s Basketball (9-5 OUA, 18-10 overall)
Hosted RMC (0-15 OUA) Friday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. at the Montpetit Hall (SSN Canada)
Hannah Sunley-Paisley 19 points, 10 rebounds – uOttawa
Stephanie Stone 10 points, 3 rebounds; Samantha Bayne 9 points, 4 rebounds; – RMC
With a mere one game difference between the top five teams in the OUA East coming into this weekend and only ten games remaining in the regular season, every game is crucial for the No. 3 ranked Gee-Gees.
uOttawa hosted the RMC Paladins (0-14 OUA) Friday evening at the Montpetit Hall in the first of their five home game series and once again put in a solid team effort, with everyone playing double digit minutes, to overcome the Paladins.
Third-year centre Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto, Ont.) led the Gee-Gees in scoring with 19 points and 10 rebounds in her 17 minutes on the court. First-year guard Awo Farah (Ottawa, Ont.) was the team’s second leading scorer with 9 points, 2 rebounds, and demonstrated great leadership on the court.
“RMC played a great game,” said Farah. “This game was to work on our defence. Coach always says to leave everything on the court, and we did.”
Head coach Andy Sparks was equally pleased with the team’s effort. “We worked on everything we wanted to,” he noted, highlighting in particular the team’s defence.
This win will help keep up the team’s spirit as they face four tough games (Queen’s, Carleton, Ryerson, and Toronto) in just over one week.
The Gee-Gees are back at it tomorrow evening taking on the No.2 OUA East Queen’s Gaels (9-6 OUA) at 5:45 p.m. in the Montpetit Hall (SSN Canada, Rogers)