The Gee-Gees men’s basketball team emerged as the winners of the 2016 Jack Donohue Tournament on Sunday, cruising to a 73-43 win in the tourney final against McGill. Overall, the RSEQ conference teams went 5-4 against the OUA squads with Concordia topping Waterloo in the third place game.
Caleb Agada was named the tournament MVP, largely due to his dominant performance on Saturday night. On Sunday, the fifth-year wing picked up two quick fouls and played just 16 minutes. He did register eight points, six rebounds, and three steals in that time, and credited his team mates for their play. “Today was a breath of fresh air because the bench came through and did their thing,” said Agada. "The whole team knows that they’re capable of that and it was great to see it.”
After a close first half, Ottawa held McGill scoreless for the first four minutes of the third quarter, extending its lead to 42-22. Overall, McGill managed just 15 field goals in the contest.
Concordia’s balanced scoring effort and lockdown defensive quarters in the first and third lifted the Stingers to a 75-66 win over Waterloo. The Warriors led 32-31 and pulled within one point again at 43-42 in the third quarter. Four Stingers finished in double-digit scoring, led by 11 from Olivier Simon.
Bishop’s was in control through the first half before giving up 33 points in the third quarter. Toronto had a shot for the win with the score 77-76, as Devin Johnson had a clear look from just beyond the elbow. His shot rattled off the back rim, and the Gaiters grabbed the board and tacked on one free throw for a final score of 78-76. The game featured two big performances as Johnson scored 38 points while Nick Harvey of the Gaiters pulled down 19 rebounds along with 17 points.
Jon Ravenhosrt – Waterloo
Ricardo Monge – Concordia
Kendrick Jolin – McGill
Jenning Leung – McGill
Adam Presutti - Ottawa
Caleb Agada – Ottawa, MVP