MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-1 OUA, 13-5 overall):
At Wilfrid Laurier (3-5) Friday, November 28 (8:00pm):
uOttawa 41 79
Wilfrid L. 36 71
Dax Dessureault - 27 points, 11 rebounds - uOttawa
Jesse Macdonald - 16 points, 2 rebounds - Wilfrid Laurier
HEADLINE: Seven and One
Fifth-year post Dax Dessureault had a game-high 27 points and 11 rebounds Saturday night as the Gee-Gees ran their record to 7-1 at the Christmas break with a 79-71 road win at Wilfrid Laurier.
Fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe, who shot 63 per cent from the field and was perfect (5-5) from the free-throw line, scored 26 points with game-highs of 12 rebounds and 37 minutes as the Gee-Gees equalled their holiday break record of one year ago to keep pace with No. 1 Carleton atop the OUA East.
uOttawa, which resumes regular season play in January, held a five-point lead (41-36) at the half and 47-31 advantage in total rebounds.