WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (14-7 OUA, 19-10 OVERALL):
Hosted RMC (1-20) Friday, February 13, (6:00 p.m.)(SSN CANADA)
RMC 14 33
uOttawa 26 65
Samantha Bayne – nine points, one rebound - RMC
Emilie Morasse – 24 points, five rebounds - uOttawa
HEADLINE: Paladins Morassed
Second-year guard Emilie Morasse scored a game-high 24 points Friday in Gee-Gees women’s basketball 65-33 home win over RMC to all but lock up an OUA quarter-final home playoff berth for the first time in four years.
uOttawa improved to 14-7 and can wrap up second-place in the OUA East with a win in their final regular season game Saturday, February 14 (6:00 p.m.) against Queen’s (7-14).(SSN Canada)(Rogers Television)
“Let’s start by winning Saturday,” said Morasse. “I think that’s what coach would want me to say.
“Otherwise we’re pretty excited.”
Morasse took advantage of the lane given her to score 16 points and contribute a team-high four rebounds in the first half as the Gee-Gees stormed to a 26-14 lead at the break.
“She just decided we weren’t going to lose this game,” said Gee-Gees head coach Andy Sparks.
“We need to have more kids like that.”
The Paladins, which closed to within 19 points (45-26) after three quarters, lost a second straight game after ending a 128-game winless drought with a program-first win (64-61) at York on February 6.
The Gee-Gees, which played without second-year post Hannah Sunley-Paisley (ankle) and fourth-year transfer guardAllison Forbes (ankle), last hosted a playoff game February 19, 2005 (W, 59-48 over York) en route to a return berth to the OUA final.