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Newcomer Wright’s 28 points leads Gee-Gees to ninth straight win

Saturday January 10, 2009

MEN’S BASKETBALL (9-1 OUA, 18-6 overall):

Hosted Toronto (6-5 OUA), Saturday, January 10, 8:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)

    Half Game
Toronto         22     72
uOttawa 27     80
Rob Paris – 24 points, five rebounds - Toronto

Josh Wright – 28 points, five rebounds - uOttawa

HEADLINE: Newcomer Wright’s 28 points leads Gee-Gees to ninth straight win

GAME STORY:

Fourth year transfer guard Josh Wright scored a game-high 28 points, adding five rebounds to pace No. 4 Gee-Gees men’s basketball to a 80-72 home win Saturday over Toronto.

Wright, who played three years at Syracuse, also contributed four steals and three assists in his fifth game with the Gee-Gees (three exhibition, two regular season) for uOttawa’s ninth straight win.

“I think it was a statement game for our entire team,” said Wright, of Utica, New York. “We’re getting better as a team and it is showing on the court.”

Fifth-year post player Dax Dessureault scored 22 points with nine rebounds for the Gee-Gees.

“We’re deep now that Josh Wright is here,” said Dessureault. “We didn’t want any let-downs this weekend.”

Wright paced the Gee-Gees with 10 points, two steals and an assist in the first half as uOttawa managed a five point lead (27-22) despite 14 points from fourth-year Varsity Blues guard Rob Paris.

Paris was the 6-5 Varsity Blue top scorer with 24 points and five rebounds.