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Gee-Gees tame the Lions in 66-53 victory

Saturday January 26, 2013

The uOttawa Gee-Gees were looking to carry the momentum from Friday night’s big win over to Saturday, as they tipped-off versus the York University Lions. Thanks to a big night from Maddie Stephen and Kellie Ring, the Gee-Gees did just that as they cruised to a 66-53 victory over the Lions.

It was a tight first quarter between the teams as they traded baskets, yet the Lions were able to hold the Gee-Gees to only 14 points the frame. However, the garnet and grey forced three steals early in the game which led to three easy breakaway baskets.

The Gee-Gees struggled from beyond the arc in the first half. Many of their points came from inside the paint as Kellie Ring and Maddie Stephen connected for inside baskets on several occasions. Thanks to a barrage of quick Gee-Gees baskets at the end the second quarter, Ottawa took a 36-29 lead into the half-time break.

The Gee-Gees were able to pull away on the score board near the end of the third quarter as they led by 11 with 2:37 remaining in the frame. From that point on, the Gee-Gees never looked back as they dominated the fourth quarter and rode the game out for the victory.

Maddie Stephen led all scorers with 18 points as she hit from the paint throughout the game. Kellie Ring also chipped in with 15 points for the Gee-Gees.  “We got a good win last night and it was crucial for us to play another good one tonight. I got lots of open shots tonight, I didn’t hit as much as I would have wanted but I just have to keep shooting and they will start to drop with more consistency,” said Ring after the game.

The Gee-Gees will take to the road next weekend as they travel to Queen’s University for a game on Saturday night for a one-game weekend.

BOX SCORE

                                   1              2              3              4              F

Ottawa                    14           22           10           20           66

York                       17           12           6              18           53