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Throwback Moment: Gee-Gees Men’s Basketball squad finally finds the way to defeat the Voyageurs on their court!

Sunday February 1, 2015
Men's Basketball Team Photo in black and white.

After entering the Ontario league (OUA) in 1968, the Gee-Gees had to face new opponents including the Laurentian Voyageurs from Sudbury. For over a decade of that match-up, the Gee-Gees record in Sudbury was dismal: 0-15. Then Head Coach John Restivo, craving for a victory over the Voyageurs, decided to change things up in 1984. The team traded its tradition for a bus ride a day earlier, in order to arrive refreshed and well rested. Restivo’s initiative paid off as the garnet and grey scored their first-ever triumph over the Voyageurs on their home court. Rob Taylor and Rohan McLean each contributed with 20 points to help their team to a 84-69 victory, despite trailing 36-32 at the half.  Taylor finished the season with a third OUA East second team All-Star nod to complete his career with the Gee-Gees.