Ottawa 59, Queen’s 57
(source: Queen's Gaels)
The Queen’s Gaels surrendered a 12-point third-quarter lead to hand the Ottawa Gee Gees a 59-57 victory in the opening game of the Tindall Women’s Basketball Invitational.
Gee Gee’s Hannah Sunley Paisley of Toronto dropped 29 points as she single handily defeated the Gaels. She also had 14 boards and shot 50% from the field including 9-for-12 from the free-throw line.
Ottawa teammate Kizzy Clare of Montreal was the only other Gee Gee to break double digits with 10 points.
Brittany Moore of Hannon, Ont., was the Gaels top scorer posting 15 points in the loss in 32 minutes of play. Gemma Bulllard of Guelph, Ont., had 12 points while Meaghan MacDougall of Martintown, Ont., and Paige Robinson of Calgary had 11 and 10 points respectively.
Fifth year veteran, Jill Wheat of Marwayne, Alta., was Queen’s top rebounder tallying 11 including nine defensive boards.
The game was filled with several offensive swings with Ottawa actually owning an 11 point lead early in the second quarter. Ottawa took a two-point 26-24 advantage into the half but a miserable third quarter saw the Gee Gees muster just six points while Queen’s tallied 18.
Ottawa regained their composure in the fourth to explode four 27 and seal the 59-57 victory.