The Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s basketball team improved to 3-1 with a third consecutive victory, this one coming at the expense of the OUA’s newest team, the Nipissing University Lakers. The Lakers struggled to face up against the faster and more experienced Gee-Gees who cruised to an easy 92-13 victory.
The Gee-Gees forced five second violations on the Lakers many times throughout the game as the Lakers struggled to inbound the ball and gave up countless second point opportunities to Ottawa. This season will be a growing experience for the Lakers as they continue to learn and gel as a team.
“It was a great experience playing there for the first time because their facilities are great and it is overall a great environment to play in. They are a young team and this is going to be a building year for them. But knowing their coach [Marg Jones], I know she is a great coach and will continue to do a great job with this group,” said Gee-Gee Kellie Ring.
Stephanie MacDonald, Krista Van Slingerland, and Sarah Besselink led the way for the Ottawa offence, reaching double figures. The 92 points is the most in a Gee-Gees women’s basketball game since 1981 when Ottawa set an OUA record with 119.
The Gee-Gees will now return home with a 2-0 weekend under their belts as they prepare for a week of practice before returning to the road next weekend to take on Waterloo and Laurier.
Both games will once again be available on OUA.tv