WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (3-3 OUA, 12-6 OVERALL)
Waterloo 31 57
uOttawa 40 70
Reanne Holden, 13 points and Erin Tilley, 13 points - Waterloo
Émilie Morasse, 13 points and Hannah Sunley-Paisley, 11 points - uOttawa
GAME STORY :
Gee-Gees led the action in this battle against the Warriors, coming out on top with a 70-57 victory. This win brings the Gee-Gees record to an even 3-3 in OUA action.
Waterloo took the initial points of the game but the Gee-Gees took the lead after that, never allowing the Warriors closer than five points. uOttawa lengthened their lead late in the third quarter by 18 points as the Warriors had no answer to the Gee-Gees drives to the basket.
Despite the win, “sloppy,” was the one word Head Coach Andy Sparks had to describe the play of the Gee-Gees tonight, “a lot of turnovers, a lot of missed easy shots, not a lot of focus.”
“That was generally not where we want to be as a team. We need to execute on the offensive end. Finish when we have the opportunities. [Play with] a little more intelligence.”
Third-year center Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto, Ont.) had a lower than average game but still solid with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Sunley-Paisley is currently the leading scorer in the country with 102 points over five games and averaging 20 points per game.
Sunley-Paisley is quick to give the team credit in her success, “I don’t pass the ball to myself, the team gets it to me.”
Sunley-Paisley echoed the same sentiment as Sparks saying, “We don’t exactly have the record we want right now. Today we kinda rode on our success in the first quarter and we had a lot of turnovers in the end. But the team has come together well.”
Leading the CIS in three-point field goal percent, third-year guard Émilie Morasse (Québec, Qué.) went 50% in her four attempts from the top of the circle. Morasse led the Gee-Gees in scoring this game with 12 points.
The Gee-Gees will continue their home play this weekend taking on the Wilfred Laurier University Golden Hawks tomorrow night at Montpetit Hall at 6:00 pm. (SSN Canada)