WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (10-6 OUA, 15-9 OVERALL):
At Scotiabank Place for second annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic against Carleton (11-5 OUA) Wednesday, January 28 (6:00 p.m.)
uOttawa 32 53
Carleton 25 62
Hannah Sunley-Paisley – 11 points, five rebounds - uOttawa
Katie Laurie – 11 points, four rebounds – uOttawa
Tanya Perry – 20 points, seven rebounds - Carleton
HEADLINE: Ravens had Gee-Gees number
Fourth-year guard Tanya Perry scored 20 points with a team-high seven rebounds Wednesday night in a 62-53 women’s basketball win over the cross-town Gee-Gees at Scotiabank Place in the first game of the 2009 MBNA Capital Hoops Classic.
The Ravens improved to 11-5 in the OUA East with a second straight win over the Gee-Gees, which fell to 10-6 and saw the end to a four-game win streak.
Carleton also improved to 2-0 against the Gee-Gees at the MBNA Capital Hoops Classic, following a 53-43 series-opening win last season.
Perry hit a driving lay-up through the centre of uOttawa’s defence with under six minutes left for a 53-45 advantage the Ravens would not relinquish.
“It’s a big win after being down in the first-half,” said Perry.
The Gee-Gees out-scored the Ravens 19-8 in the second quarter to erase a first quarter deficit and end the half ahead 32-25 on seven points each from second-year guard Kelly Weir and fourth-year guard Kyrie Love.
But Carleton stormed back in the third quarter with strong inside play and timely three-point baskets to open a seven-point advantage (47-40) heading to the fourth quarter.
“We didn’t do the little things,” said Gee-Gees coach Andy Sparks. “They took us out of offence and we weren’t able to respond to that.”
Second-year post Hannah Sunley-Paisley scored 11 points with five rebounds and fifth-year post Katie Laurieadded 11 points and four rebounds for uOttawa.
“We’ve got to go back to the drawing board,” said Sparks.
The Gee-Gees host Laurentian (7-9 OUA) Friday, January 30, (6:00 p.m.), and York (3-13 OUA) Saturday, January 31 (6:00 p.m.)