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Dax dunked

Friday November 14, 2008

MEN’S BASKETBALL (2-1 OUA, 9-5 overall)Hosted McMaster (1-2) Friday November 14 (8:00pm):

 

    Half Game

 McMaster 34     71

uOttawa   48     82

Cameron Michaud – 15 points, 2 rebounds - McMaster

Josh Gibson-Bascombe – 25 points, 4 rebounds - uOttawa

 

HEADLINE: Dax dunkedGAME STORY:

Fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe led all players with 25 points and fifth-year post Dax Dessureault put on a dunk clinic Friday in the No. 9 Gee-Gees 82-71 home win against McMaster.

 

“I don’t expect less from them, to tell you the truth,” said Gee-Gees head coach Dave DeAveiro.

 

The Gee-Gees nearly squandered a 23-point lead in the second-half but a three-point basket by Gibson-Bascombe with 1:01 left opened a 12-point lead and pathway to a second straight win.

 

After building a 25-12 lead in the first quarter, Dessureault had three dunks in the second, including a rim rocker with 4:30 left, as the Gee-Gees rolled to a 48-34 advantage at the half.

 

“Easier buckets for me,” said Dessureault, who had a key rejection within the final 30 seconds to ice the win.

 

“It lifts our bench,” said DeAveiro. “But then you’ve got to get back and play some defence,

 

uOttawa honoured the Gee-Gees women’s soccer program before the game for qualifying for a seventh CIS national tournament berth in nine seasons.

 

The Gee-Gees host Lakehead (0-3) Saturday, November 15 (8:00pm)