Kellie Ring led the way as four Gee-Gees finished in double-digit scoring in a lopsided 75-55 uOttawa victory over the Ryerson Rams on Friday night. The second-year point guard recorded her regular season career high with nineteen points in the Gee-Gees' seventh straight win.
After an unexpectedly even first quarter the Gee-Gees pulled ahead thanks to good flow and pace in the second quarter. Maddie Stephen and Katherine Lemoine provided the scoring in the paint and Tatiana Hanlan and Jenna Gilbert were hitting from outside, spreading the floor effectively to make the most of Ottawa's size advantage over the Rams. A good shooting quarter, coupled with disruptive defence which led to seven steals and ten Ryerson turnovers in the first half, meant that Ottawa held a 42-25 lead at halftime.
To open the third, Ottawa stuck with their starters to avoid any let down and that catapulted the Gee-Gees out in front even further. Kellie Ring consistently took it upon herself to attack the rim, making nice moves inside to clear her way to the basket. Ring poured in ten of Ottawa's twenty third quarter points, including a pretty reverse lay-in on the baseline which put the Gee-Gees up by 21 at 60-39.
Ottawa opened the fourth quarter on a 13-4 run, running their lead to its highest point at 75-45. The Rams responded with a 10-0 run of their own, but it was too little too late. Gilbert and Stephen each had eleven points in the game, with Katherine Lemoine tallying ten off the bench. Stephen also grabbed eleven rebounds while establishing her will in the paint. That marks her fourth straight game with a double-double.
The 8-3 Gee-Gees now turn their attention to the University of Toronto, whose record now stands at 5-5 following a four-point loss to the Carleton Ravens on Friday night. Saturday's game will be broadcast live on SSN Canada.
1 2 3 4 F
Ottawa 16 26 20 13 75
Ryerson 12 13 16 14 55