Men’s basketball (1-2 OUA)
At Waterloo (2-1 OUA) Friday, November 12, 8:00 p.m.
The Gee-Gees men’s basketball team were in tough against Waterloo Friday night. Just moments into the game, third-year guard Warren Ward, London, Ont., was forced to leave with an undisclosed injury. The garnet and grey went on to lose 79-68.
After finding themselves down early, the Gee-Gees would stay in the game, and keep battling back to stay in it. However, Waterloo would keep hitting some big shots down the stretch, while the Gee-Gees struggled from beyond the arc and going 3 for 18.
First-year guard Johny Berhanemeskel, Ottawa, Ont., finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds, and fifth-year centre Louis Gauthier, Ottawa, Ont., had 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Head coach James Derouin was not at all displeased with his team’s effort, but knows they need to be better and able to hit some big shots down the stretch: “We fought back and fought back. We cut the lead down to four, but we just could not sustain it enough to pull ahead. They made a bunch of really big shots down the stretch, and we didn’t. The score was a bit worse than the reality of things.”
Still, Derouin conceded that not having Warren in the line up played a big factor in their lack of offensive production tonight. However, he feels that this will be the perfect opportunity for team to rally together, and hopes to see some of his players step up in Warren’s absence.
The Gee-Gees will have a chance to regroup and redeem themselves tomorrow night as they take on Laurier.