Hosting the Jack Donohue Tip-off Tournament.
Played Bishop’s at 2:00pm at Montpetit Hall.
Bishop’s 32 73
uOttawa 32 82
Hermon Tesfaghbriel, 23 points - Bishop’s
Max Clarkson, 20 points – uOttawa
Gee-Gees managed to squeeze out an 82-73 win in this afternoon’s hard match-up against the Gaiters in the final game of the Jack Donohue Tournament.
“We didn’t play nearly as well as we are capable of playing,” said Coach Dave DeAveiro. But “our five man are improving every time.”
The Gee-Gees struggled to maintain any sort of lead throughout the first two quarters and headed into the half at a 32-32 stalemate with Bishop’s. uOttawa was able to keep a better lead in the third quarter and headed into the fourth with a five point lead.
Second-year guard Max Clarkson (Peterborough, Ont.) had a spectacular game with 20 points in only 17 minutes of playing time.
Bishop’s second-year guard Oraine Green was honoured as a tournament all-star.
Fifth-year guard Josh Gibson Bascombe (Toronto, Ont.) closed off a successful 48 point weekend with being named a tournament all-star. At the end of the game Gibson Bascombe was “frustrated. We [have] a long ways to go. We’re a young team [and] this weekend didn’t turn out like how I wanted it to.”
“Championships are not won in November and October. We got a lot of work to do and we’re definitely going to work hard over this next couple of weeks to get ready for the season.”
The Gee-Gees will take on the Polish under-19 basketball team next Friday, October 30 at 3:00pm at Montpetit Hall.
Toronto vs. Cape Breton
Toronto 35 76
Cape Breton 34 68
Andrew Wasik, 16 points - Toronto
James Dorsey III, 13 points - Cape Breton
HEADLINE: Varsity Blues take tournament championship
It was a close match that pitted the Varsity Blues against the Capers, but the Varsity Blues triumphed in a 76-68 victory. Both teams had won their earlier games of the weekend tournament, thus setting this afternoon’s winner as the Jack Donohue Tournament champion.
Cape Breton held a two point lead at the end of the first quarter, but Toronto took over after that, leading by one point heading into the half and seven points heading into the final quarter.
The Capers fourth-year guard Paris Carter and fourth-year forward Phillip Nkrumah were named tournament all-stars, contributing 32 and 38 points respectively over the weekend.
Varsity Blues fifth-year guard Rob Paris was also named a tournament all-star with 42 points in two games, sitting out the final game due to a shoulder injury. Third-year centre Andrew Wasik was named tournament MVP with 43 points and 23 rebounds over the weekend.
Toronto’s Fifth-year guard Nick Magalas scored 25 points and was the leading force of the Varsity Blues much of the tournament. “Can’t be happier than with a tournament championship.”
“We came up here a couple years ago and lost to Ottawa in the championship so this is a feel good moment for us for sure”