Men’s Basketball (18-4 OUA, 28-9 overall)
At Carleton (20-2 OUA) Saturday, February 20, 8:00 p.m. in their final regular-season game (Rogers)
Elliot Thompson 22 points, 5 rebounds – Carleton
Warren Ward 27 points, 7 rebounds; Donnie Gibson 22 points, 3 rebounds – uOttawa
The Gee-Gees and Ravens finished their regular season off with a bang Saturday night battling it out in an exciting game at the Raven’s nest.
The No.5 nationally ranked Gee-Gees picked it up in the last quarter to tie the game at 75 and bring it into overtime, but after five minutes of intense play the No. 3 Carleton Ravens would secure a one point lead and take the win, 87-86.
The Gee-Gees gained an early five point lead against Carleton, but it didn’t take long for the Ravens to pick things up and take over the lead. The Ravens led the Gee-Gees by nine points after the first half and eight points after the third quarter.
The fourth quarter proved to be instrumental for the Gee-Gees, as they gained momentum and continued to chip away at the Ravens’ lead. With 7.1 seconds left, a flagrant foul called on Carleton sent fifth-year guardJosh Gibson-Bascombe (Toronto, Ont.) to the line, who scored the first shot but missed the second, bringing the score to 75-72. With only 1.1 seconds on the clock fifth-year guard Donnie Gibson (Kingston, Ont.) sank a three pointer off a pass from Gibson-Bascombe to send things into overtime.
The Gee-Gees and Ravens went almost shot for shot in overtime, as they fought against the clock to maintain the lead. The Gee-Gees nearly tied things up once again with seconds left, but the Ravens’ defence prevented a final scoring opportunity under the net to secure the win.
This now brings the Gee-Gees final regular season record to 18 wins, four losses.
Despite the loss, the Gee-Gees finish their season second overall in the OUA East, two wins behind the Ravens, and are guaranteed to host an OUA quarter final game February 27, 2010. Their opponent and game time are dependent on the results of Wednesday’s first round playoff action.