The no. 3 Gee-Gees were at Bob Davis Gymnasium on Friday in St. Catharines, Ontario for a matchup with the Brock Badgers. It was all Ottawa, all game long as the Gee-Gees took the lead in the first quarter and were able to maintain it throughout the entire game as they handed a 90-67 loss to the Badgers. The loss is the largest margin of defeat this season for the Badgers who are now 0-5 on the regular season.
Brock was unable to stack up to the Gee-Gees as at times their tallest player on the court measured only 6-foot-3. As a result, the Gee-Gees were able to go to their post play and pound the ball inside the paint in the early part of the game. However, the Gee-Gees resorted to their usual three-point shooting ways in the second as they drained 17 three-pointers in the contest.
Also important in this game were the strong performances the Gee-Gees received off the bench. Moe Ismail had a good performance for Ottawa as he appeared to find the offensive touch that he displayed during the pre-season. The second year guard led the way on the score sheet for the Gee-Gees as he recorded 20 points and three rebounds in 21 minutes off play off the bench.
“I liked how we locked down defensively in the third quarter which allowed us to jump ahead to a comfortable lead. I was also very happy with the way our bench players contributed tonight. Moe Ismail and Nick Jordan were particularly strong for us,” commented head coach James Derouin. “We have had tomorrow’s game marked on our calendar for some time. I have full confidence in our veterans and our ability to go over there and get another victory.”
Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue also had a strong performance for the uOttawa as he recorded nine points and five rebounds in only 19 minutes of play. Gonthier-Dubue also drained a rare three pointer as he shot 1-for 1 from long range on the night. Garnet and grey rookie Nick Jordan set his CIS career high with nine points off the bench.
uOttawa will be back in action tomorrow night for a tough match-up versus the McMaster Marauders at 8 p.m. The Marauders fell short of upsetting the Carleton Ravens on Friday night as they fell 83-72 on home court.
1 2 3 4 F
Ottawa 27 20 24 19 90
Brock 8 20 15 24 67