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Citadins give Gee-Gees a run for their money

Saturday October 17, 2009

In Montreal for the Redbird Classic Tournament at McGill University, played UQAM (8:00 p.m.)

Half Game
UQAM  42     82
uOttawa 34     90

Josh Gibson-Bascombe, 31 points, 12 rebounds –  uOttawa

Donnie Gibson, 20 points – uOttawa



Fifth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe (Toronto, Ont.) had 31 points and 12 rebounds Friday night to lead the uOttawa Gee-Gees to a 90-82 win over a talented and challenging UQAM Citadins team.

“We played like a team that just stepped off the bus,” said head coach Dave DeAveiro, “but we had enough going down the stretch.”

Down 42-34 at the half, the Gee-Gees had their work cut out for them, but were able to go up by four points by the end of the third quarter.  From there, the Gee-Gees were able to surpass their athletic opponents, winning the game. Fifth-year guard Donnie Gibson (Odessa, Ont.) added 20 points to the Gee-Gees’ effort.

“It was a good challenge,” added DeAveiro, “Our goal is to get better every day.”

The Redbird Classic Tournament continues tomorrow at McGill University with the Gee-Gees facing the McGill Redmen at 3:00 p.m.