Women’s Basketball (9-6 OUA, 18-11 overall)
Hosted Queen’s (10-6 OUA) Saturday, January 23, 5:45 p.m. at the Montpetit Hall (SSN Canada, Rogers)
Hannah Sunley-Paisley 24 points, 9 rebounds– uOttawa
Brittany Moore 27 points, 3 rebounds – Queen’s
Despite a solid turn around in the last quarter, it would prove to be a bit too late for the Gee-Gees as they fell 66-64 to the Queen Gaels Saturday evening at the Montpetit Hall.
The Gee-Gees and Gaels were neck-in-neck at the start, with the Gaels leading by one point after the first quarter, 17-16. The Gaels continued to persist in the next two quarters, outscoring the Gee-Gees 34-22.
Queen’s third-year guard Brittany Moore (Hannon, Ont.) was a definite force in the game for the Gaels, leading both teams in scoring with 27 points. She is currently No. 5 in the OUA for points per game with 16.38.
Gee-Gees’ top scorer and OUA leader Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto, Ont.) led the team with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Third-year guard Émilie Morasse (Québec, Qué.) was the team’s second leading scorer with 18 points.
“We had a great effort at the end of the game but it wasn’t enough to win,” said Morasse. “We have to learn how to play right from the start of the game. We didn’t, that’s why we lost tonight.”
“We need to execute from the opening tip-off and stay consistent if we want to do well against the good teams,” she added.
“It’s disappointing the way we lacked intensity,” said Gee-Gees head coach Andy Sparks. “The third quarter killed us. Once we decided to play we were ok, but that was with six minutes left in the game. Queen’s deserved to win, if we had won the game it wouldn’t have been fair.”
Next, the Gee-Gees and cross-town rivals Carleton Ravens will battle it out this Wednesday, January 27, at the Scotiabank Place in the fourth annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic (SSN Canada, Rogers). The women’s game is set to kick off at 6:00 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.geegees.ca.