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Gee-Gees Fall to Badgers in Home Opener

Sunday November 7, 2010

Men’s Basketball (0-1 OUA, 5-4 overall)

 

1st

Half

3rd

Final

uOttawa

16

30

48

62

Brock

11

31

50

64

Louis Gauthier 16 points, 13 rebounds, Ryan Malcolm-Campbell 10 points, 8 rebounds - uOttawa

Andrew Kraus 16 points, 3 rebounds, Mark Gibson 12 points, 4 rebounds- Brock

If desire alone could fuel a win, the Gee-Gees would have had it tonight; but unfortunately, despite a hard battle, the Gee-Gees fell shy in their 64-62 loss to the Brock Badgers.

The Gee-Gees had stops on defence but seemed unable to produce offensively in tonight’s loss to Brock. The Gee-Gees opened up the game holding the lead after one quarter, but battled through the next two frames, down by one at half and two after the third. In the final quarter, uOttawa took a thin lead for much of the frame but the Badgers tied the score with one minute remaining. Brock took the lead in the last minute, leaving the Gee-Gees one more opportunity to score which they could not capitalize on.

Fifth-year guard Louis Gauthier (Ottawa, Ont.) led the Gee-Gees with 16 points and 13 rebounds. On a positive note, Gauthier noted “Our goal this season is to keep all teams under 65 [points] on defence, so we did that.”

Going a low 32% on their field goal attempts, 24% on their three-point attempts and only 41% on free throw, the Gee-Gees were sufficiently lacking in offence tonight.

“We just couldn’t make a shot. We couldn’t make a free throw. It was just one of this nights when nothing seemed to go right,” said Head Coach James Derouin. “I give Brock all the credit; they played great defence on our guys tonight.”

“We really looked like we were kind of nervous tonight,” continued Derouin, “with a young team and still feeling each other out, we’re going to have nights like this and it’s unfortunate that we had it tonight.”

“I think tonight is a learning experience for us,” added Gauthier, “And we’re going to bounce back.” 

The Gee-Gees will wrap up their weekend action tomorrow, Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. at Montpetit Hall as they take on Guelph. (SSN Canada)