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Battle with Capers ends in defeat for the Gee-Gees

Friday October 23, 2009


Hosting the Jack Donohue Tip-off Tournament
Played Cape Breton at 8:00 p.m. at Montpetit Hall. (SSN Canada)

    Half   Game
Cape Breton      47       97
uOttawa  39   78

 Phillip Nkrumah, 22 points - Cape Breton
Donnie Gibson, 22 points - uOttawa

It was an aggressive game between Capers and the Gee-Gees, ending in a tough 97-78 loss for the Gee-Gees.

Cape Breton took the early lead and never surrendered it for the next four quarters.  With a fairly even back and forth play in the first half, uOttawa narrowed the Capers lead to just four points with a 25-21 score after the first quarter.  But the Capers came out strong in the second half, lengthening their lead over the Gee-Gees by 21 points late in the third quarter.

 “Defence [and] stopping people” is what Head Coach Dave DeAveiro identified as the main problem for the Gee-Gees team. “We played a veteran team and [they] taught us a lesson.”

Fifth-year guard Donnie Gibson (Odessa, Ont.) led the scoring for the Gee-Gees with 22 points.  Contributing to that number were four three-pointers, on which he went 4 for 5 attempts.

Second-year guard Warren Ward (Brampton, Ont.) sunk 11 points for the Gee-Gees and snagged 8 rebounds.  “We played hard, but not hard enough.  We can put up the points.  [We need] consecutive stops.  Then we’ll be fine.”

The Gee-Gees will play their second game of the tournament tomorrow night at 8:00pm when they take on Toronto.


Bishop’s vs Toronto

   Half Game
Bishop’s   29      67
Toronto    45      93

Damon Thomas-Anderson, 10 points – Bishop’s
Rob Paris, 18 points - Toronto

HEADLINE:  Toronto makes light work of Bishop’s

In the opening game of the Jack Donohue tournament, the Varsity Blues triumphed over the Gaiters in a 93-67 victory.

The Varsity Blues took an early lead over the Gaiters and continued to dominate the rest of the game.  Toronto started strong with their highest scoring quarter with 28 points while Bishop’s ended with a valiant effort, scoring their 20 points in the fourth quarter.  Bishop’s led the way in rebounds with 42 rebounds over Toronto’s 37. 

Fourth-year forward Damon Thomas-Anderson led the scoring for Bishop’s securing 10 points while fifth-year guard Rob Paris sank 18 points for the Varsity Blues.

Both teams will continue in tournament play tomorrow night, with Bishop’s taking on Cape Breton at 6:00pm and Toronto challenging uOttawa at 8pm.