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Gee-Gees Defeat Voyageurs in Play-off Match

Wednesday February 17, 2010

Women’s Basketball (12-10 OUA, 1-0 Play-offs, 23-15 overall) 

Hosted Laurentian (12-10 OUA, 0-1 play-offs) on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. in an OUA East quarter-final playoff-off game at Montpetit Hall.

                  1     2   Half   3  Game
uOttawa     17  13   30   29  77
Laurentian    13 12   25   17  67

Voyageurs: Lisa Furchner 18 points, Norma-Jean Roberts 13 points.
Gee-Gees: Hannah Sunley-Paisley (Toronto, Ont.) 20 points, 15 rebounds, Emilie Morasse (Quebec, Que.) 16 points, 5 rebounds 

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s basketball team defeated the Laurentian Voyageurs 77-67 at Montpetit Hall on Wednesday night to advance to the OUA quarter-finals.

The Gee-Gees will now face the Ryerson Rams on Saturday night in Toronto.

Ryerson finished the season as the No.2 seed in the OUA.

Tip -off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

The game was back and forth for much of the first half until the Gee-Gees took command with a 29 point effort in the third quarter.

From there uOttawa controlled the ball with Laurentian trying to play catch-up for the rest of the contest.

The Gee-Gees were led by their top scorers this season in Hannah Sunley-Paisley and Emilie Morasse who collected 20 and 16 points respectively.

uOttawa outscored Laurentian in every quarter to capture their fourth play-off victory over the Voyageurs in their last six post season meetings.

“We established the exact tempo that we wanted to use in Wednesday night’s game,” said Andy Sparks, Gee-Gees head coach.

“We definitely showed spurts of good stuff but at other times had trouble with certain things. One thing is for sure we will have to better against Ryerson.”

Now the Gee-Gees will focus on playing Ryerson in Toronto in just three days. uOttawa beat the Rams by two at Ryerson then lost by four at Montpetit Hall during the regular season.

“I’m excited to go to Toronto and play Ryerson,”said Sunley-Paisley.

The Toronto native said that, “the Rams are not as big as Laurentian but a lot quicker. I expect to play in a different type of game against Ryerson on Saturday night. I’m really looking forward to it.”