MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-2 OUA, 13-6 OVERALL)
Hosted Laurier (1-5 OUA) Saturday, November 21, 8:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)
Maxwell Allinn 25 pts, 9 rebounds - Laurier
Donnie Gibson 17 pts, 2 rebounds; Warren Ward 16 pts, 7 rebounds – uOttawa
Despite a shaky start, the Gee-Gees managed to keep the momentum going and come out on top, defeating the Laurier Golden Hawks 73-59 Saturday evening.
Fifth-year guard Donnie Gibson (Kingston, Ont) was the Gee-Gees’ leading scorer, banking 17 points and 2 rebounds, followed closely by second-year guard Warren Ward (London, Ont.) with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Ward was also perfect at the foul line, along with fifth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe (Toronto, Ont.), third-year Matt Riendeau (Ottawa, Ont), and second-year Max Clarkson (Peterborough, Ont.).
uOttawa defeated the Golden Hawks 79-71 last year. This win brings the head-to-head record against Laurier to 7-2 in regular-season games since 2001.
Head coach Dave DeAveiro was happy with this weekend’s performance. “We finished this weekend with two wins against two good teams,” said DeAveiro.
The Gee-Gees will play their last two regular-season games of the calendar year on the road next weekend. They take on McMaster Friday, November 27, and fly to Lakehead on Saturday, November 28. Tip-off time for both games is 8:00 p.m.