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Driving Forbes seals Gee-Gees women’s basketball victory

Friday January 9, 2009

Host Ryerson (4-7 OUA) Friday, January 9, 6:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)

    Half Game
Ryerson   40     68
uOttawa 37     70
Lindsay Taylor – 14 points, 0 rebounds - Ryerson
Emilie Morasse – 14 points, seven rebounds - uOttawa

HEADLINE: Driving Forbes seals Gee-Gees women’s basketball victory 
Fourth-year guard Allison Forbes drove the lane to score the winning basket in a crowd with under six seconds left in regulation Friday night in the Gee-Gees 70-68 home win over Ryerson.

Trailing 68-67 and following two free throw misses by fourth-year Ryerson guard Lacey O’Sullivan, Forbes broke through and ran coast-to-coast, scoring the winning basket with 5.7 seconds left on the clock before converting a final free throw as the Gee-Gees improve to 6-4 in the OUA East.

uOttawa, which won just its second home game over the Rams in six years, had trailed much of the game prior to Forbes winner.

“It’s just one shot,” deadpanned Forbes, of Riverview, NB native, a transfer from Brock University. “We know not to get discouraged.”

The Rams led 40-37 at the half but fell to 4-7 with the loss.

“We were down probably all but the last five seconds,” said Gee-Gees head coach Andy Sparks. “That’s a game we could have lost and the team won it.

“We really needed that one.”

Second-year guard Emilie Morasse led the Gee-Gees with 14 points and seven rebounds over 34 minutes.

The Gee-Gees host Toronto (6-5) Saturday, January 10, 6:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)

PHOTO: Joël Côté-Cright