The Gee-Gees women’s basketball team showed what it is capable of with a strong second half on home court in a 80-56 exhibition win over the Waterloo Warriors. Katherine Lemoine was excellent inside for Ottawa, registering a huge double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds.
The Warriors pressured Ottawa early, and benefited from 7-14 outside shooting to take a 39-32 lead into the locker rooms at half time.
The Gee-Gees regrouped on defence and with the lineup of Julia Soriano, Kellie Forand, Catherine Traer, Sarah Besselink, and Lemoine, Ottawa regained the lead 41-39 at the 6:40 mark of the third on a pretty and-one play by Traer which was set up by Lemoine.
The Gee-Gees found success by focussing in on the rim and sharing the ball. Catherine Traer was particularly efficient in the second half as she helped lead the Gee-Gees on a 20-4 run. The fourth-year forward from Chelsea went 5-6 from the field in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 21 points. She added four assists.
Waterloo was led by forward Emily Wilk with 15 points and Jenel Ulman registered 12. After shooting fifty per cent from the field in the first half, the Warriors slumped to a 19 per cent clip in the final twenty minutes while Ottawa skyrocketed from 37 per cent to 69 percent.