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Top Ten Update: Women’s Basketball Climbing

Tuesday February 16, 2016
Gee-Gees in action.

The Gee-Gees women’s basketball team reached its highest point of the season in the CIS Top Ten this week, jumping two spots to no. 7. The Gee-Gees mens basketball team fell one spot to no. 3, while women’s hockey and mens swimming held steady this week at no. 8 and no. 6, respectively.

The women’s basketball team earned two important road wins this weekend, defeating the no. 8 ranked McMaster Marauders in overtime before rolling to a win over Brock. Ottawa’s regular season record now stands at 13-2 with four games remaining, including a home stand against the Waterloo Warriors (4-13) and the Laurier Golden Hawks (8-9). At this point in the season, the Gee-Gees are leading the OUA overall standings for playoff teams, which is calculated using RPI.

The men’s basketball team (13-2) earned 12 fewer voting points this week than the Carleton Ravens (12-3), with Ottawa’s weekend loss to no. 5 ranked McMaster and its previous exhibition losses counting against its stronger regular season record which includes two wins head to head with Carleton. The Gee-Gees have been ranked no lower than no. 3 this season, spending six of the eleven weeks at no. 1.

In women’s hockey action, the Gee-Gees took the no. 3 ranked McGill Martlets to a shoot-out on Sunday in Montreal, but could not squeeze out the win. That result gives McGill the tie-breaking season series advantage with just two games remaining on the regular season schedule for Ottawa, which is four points back of McGill for second place in the RSEQ. The Gee-Gees do have third place in the standings wrapped up, with an eight point edge over the unranked Concordia Stingers.

The men’s swimming team placed fifth overall in the OUA team standings at this weekend’s conference championships, just five points back of the Guelph Gryphons. Ranked no. 6 in the Top Ten, the team will have one week to tune up for the CIS Swimming Championships, hosted by Université Laval, February 26-28.