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Winless at CIS tournament

Saturday March 7, 2009

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (2-3 Playoffs, 15-7 OUA, 22-13 Overall):

At Regina to face No. 5 Laval on day two of the 2009 CIS championship, March 6-8. (SSN Canada)



uOttawa   23     58    

Laval     36     75

Hannah Sunley-Paisley – 16 points, 10 rebounds - - uOttawa

Myriam Lamarre – 24 points, four rebounds - Laval


HEADLINE: Winless at CIS tournament





REGINA - No. 5 Laval ended the season for Gee-Gees women’s basketball Saturday afternoon with a 75-58 win in the first of two consolation semifinals to begin the second day of competition.


The Gee-Gees, champions of the OUA East off a 3-19 finish in 2007-08, finished its third national tournament appearance in six seasons 0-2.

“How far we came is a significant part of it,” said Gee-Gees first-year head coach Andy Sparks, the OUA East coach of the year.

“A group of girls who weren’t expected to accomplish anything accomplished something special this year.”

uOttawa, which out-rebounded the Rouge et Or 43-38 but shot just 32 per cent, trailed 36-23 at the half after being out-scored 16-8 in the second quarter by the QSSF champion.

Laval moves on to the fifth-place game Sunday.

Gee-Gees second-year post Hannah Sunley-Paisley scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds for her second straight tournament double-double.

Second-year guard Emilie Morasse was named Gee-Gees player of the game after a 13-point, six-rebound effort.

uOttawa team captain Katie Laurie ended a five-season career with five points and nine rebounds.

“We weren’t expected to really make playoffs,” said Laurie. ““It was a big accomplishment to make it this far.”