Monday, October 20 2014
The uOttawa Athletes of the Week for October 20 are Irene Patrinos of the RSEQ-finals bound women’s rugby team and Johnny Berhanemeskel of the men’s basketball team who led the Gee-Gees to a 3-0 performance at McGill’s Redbird Classic exhibition tournament.
Patrinos put on a breathtaking kicking show in Saturday’s victory over McGill in the RSEQ semifinals. The fourth-year Mississauga, Ont. native scored the first nine points of the match on penalty goals and was perfect on her first five kicks. All told Patrinos contributed 18 points to the 38-20 win, and missed just two of her nine kicks while also providing a series of long runs with her speed from fullback. Patrinos and the undefeated Gee-Gees will host the RSEQ final on Saturday, October 25 against the Concordia Stingers at 4:30 p.m. Buy your tickets online.
Berhanemeskel was named MVP of the Redbird Classic after averaging 23.6 points per game over three uOttawa wins. The fifth-year CIS All-Canadian saw limited action in Friday’s 109-70 win over Brock but busted loose for 35 points in Saturday’s 106-88 win over St-FX. Berhanemeskel closed out the tournament with 23 points in Ottawa’s 88-56 win over the host Redmen. The Ottawa native shot 9-16 from three-point range over the course of the tournament. The Gee-Gees will continue CIS exhibition action by hosting the Jack Donohue Tournament at Montpetit Hall this coming weekend. Schedule and ticket information is available on the event page.