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.
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.