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Wednesday January 28, 2009

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.)

 

   Half    Game

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

GAME STORY:
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.)