WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (2-3 Playoffs, 15-7 OUA, 22-13 Overall):
At Regina to face No. 5 Laval on day two of the 2009 CIS championship, March 6-8. (SSN Canada)
uOttawa 23 58
Laval 36 75
Hannah Sunley-Paisley – 16 points, 10 rebounds - - uOttawa
Myriam Lamarre – 24 points, four rebounds - Laval
HEADLINE: Winless at CIS tournament
REGINA - No. 5 Laval ended the season for Gee-Gees women’s basketball Saturday afternoon with a 75-58 win in the first of two consolation semifinals to begin the second day of competition.
The Gee-Gees, champions of the OUA East off a 3-19 finish in 2007-08, finished its third national tournament appearance in six seasons 0-2.
“How far we came is a significant part of it,” said Gee-Gees first-year head coach Andy Sparks, the OUA East coach of the year.
“A group of girls who weren’t expected to accomplish anything accomplished something special this year.”
uOttawa, which out-rebounded the Rouge et Or 43-38 but shot just 32 per cent, trailed 36-23 at the half after being out-scored 16-8 in the second quarter by the QSSF champion.
Laval moves on to the fifth-place game Sunday.
Gee-Gees second-year post Hannah Sunley-Paisley scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds for her second straight tournament double-double.
Second-year guard Emilie Morasse was named Gee-Gees player of the game after a 13-point, six-rebound effort.
uOttawa team captain Katie Laurie ended a five-season career with five points and nine rebounds.
“We weren’t expected to really make playoffs,” said Laurie. ““It was a big accomplishment to make it this far.”