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Gee-Gees Win OT Thriller in Steeltown

Friday November 27, 2009

Men’s Basketball (5-2 OUA, 14-6 overall)

@ McMaster (5-2, OUA) Friday, November 27, 8:00 p.m.

 

    Half    Regulation    OT   Game

McMaster    21    54     9   63

uOttawa     32     54    11     65

 

Marauders:  Keenan Jeppesen 33 points.

Gee-Gees: Josh Gibson-Bascombe (Toronto, Ont.) 18 points, 8 rebounds, Warren Ward (Brampton, Ont.) 14 points, 7 rebounds.

 

Game Story:

Josh Gibson Bascombe’s acrobatic drive to the hoop with four second in overtime proved to be the winning basket for the Gee-Gees as they knocked off the McMaster Marauders, the No. 3 team in the nation with a thrilling 65-63 overtime win in Hamilton on Friday night.

In a scene eerily similar to the women’s game the Gee-Gees took command of the game right from the start and built up a sizeable lead only to watch Mac rebound and force overtime with a strong second half of play.

At one point during extra time the lead changed four times in ten seconds.

Nemanja Baletic (Ottawa, Ont.) tied the game for uOttawa 63-63 sinking one of two free throws with 18 seconds remaining before Gibson-Bascombe’s terrific individual play.

“It was great to see Josh sink that basket at the end,” said Gee-Gees head coach, Dave DeAveiro. “He was being manhandled all night and came through when we needed it. He’s had a couple of chances like that in other games and didn’t make the basket, this time he did.  It’s a big win for us.”  

The Gee-Gees are in Thunder Bay on Saturday night to take on Lakehead (7-0, OUA) Game time is 8:00 p.m.