The uOttawa Gee-Gees women's basketball squad successfully extended its winning streak to four games, and now hold a 4-1 record on the season. The Warriors struggled matching up to the Gee-Gees in the end as uOttawa had their way on offence for the majority of the game and took a 82-60 victory.
The Gee-Gees were dominant for most of the game as Stephanie MacDonald had a strong outing with 10 points in the first quarter alone and 27 points along with seven rebounds on the night. Julia Soriano also chipped in with 14 points on 3-5 shooting from long distance. Jacqui Rodrigues came off the bench to lead the Warriors with 12 points on 5-8 shooting from the field.
“The key for us to have strung together these victories is teamwork. Anyone who steps on the floor for us is ready to contribute to helping us gain that upper edge in games,” said MacDonald. “For me it’s just been focusing on giving one hundred per cent every day and helping our younger players on the court by using my experience.”
Despite making an early fourth quarter push to bring the Warriors to within ten points of the Gee-Gees, Waterloo gave up key three-pointers late in the game which allowed uOttawa to widen the lead and run away with the win. Akpene Kwamie continued to play an important role in relief of starters Katherine Lemoine and Catherine Traer who are still out with injuries.
uOttawa will be back on the court tomorrow at 6 p.m. for a game versus the Laurier Golden Hawks. The Gee-Gees will be looking for revenge as they took a 74-67 loss in last season’s only head-to-head between the teams.