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Gee-Gees conquer Paladins

Saturday January 29, 2011

Women’s Basketball (11-6 OUA)
Hosted RMC (1-16 OUA) on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Montpetit Hall at 6:00 p.m. (SSN Canada)
















Kim Cupid 15 points; Kizzy Clarke 14 points, 7 rebounds; Hannah Sunley-Paisley 14 points, 7 rebounds - uOttawa
Sandy Edmison 14 points, 10 rebounds; Carley Lewis 12 points, 6 rebounds - RMC

The Gee-Gees stormed to an easy 95-39 victory over the RMC Paladins at Montpetit Hall tonight, to close off their intense stretch of five games in eight days.

The Gee-Gees would likely rather forget the first quarter of this game, as they were unable to get their game kick-started and were tied at 16 with RMC after ten. The second saw the Gee-Gees come alive with an 18 point run, thanks in large part to a trio of treys from first-year guard Kim Cupid, Toronto, Ont., to open the frame. The Paladins were unable to control uOttawa’s full court press, and the Gee-Gees outscored RMC 34-9 in the quarter.

The third quarter was much of the same as the second, as the Gee-Gees charged into the frame with a 14 point run and holding the Paladins to seven points. As the Gee-Gees bench took to the floor in the fourth, they maintained the pressure and once again won the quarter, with 19 points to RMC’s seven.

First-year forward Kizzy Clarke, Brossard, Qué., has had quite the week for the Gee-Gees, clocking in more than 110  minutes over the five games and notching 14 points and 7 rebounds in her 14 minutes in three quarters tonight.

“I think it’s because I understand what my role is and just to be a real player and do the little stuff,” said Clarke on her success, “And when I can score, to score and to bring the team up with defense because defense really wins games for us.”

“Kim Cupid got us started [and] Kizzy was very instrumental to that start to the run [as well],” said head coach Andy Sparks on the start of the second quarter, “And everybody just sort of fed off of it and it was really positive.”

“That last three quarters of basketball was really solid by everybody,” concluded Sparks, “We executed what we were trying to execute in the second half so it’s nice to see us push right through it.”

The Gee-Gees will hit the road next weekend, travelling to York on Saturday, February 5 and Laurentian on Sunday, February 6; both games tip-off at 6:00 p.m.