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Dessureault birthday magic puts Gee-Gees in Donohue tourney final

Saturday October 25, 2008

MEN’S BASKETBALL (0-0 OUA, 6-3 overall) 
Host 2008 Jack Donohue Memorial Tip-Off Tournament, Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26 @ Montpetit Hall

Half Game 
Guelph  26  67 
uOttawa  29 69 
Michael Petrella – 15 points, 2 rebounds -- Guelph 
Dax Dessureault – 16 points, 10 rebounds - uOttawa

HEADLINE: Dessureault birthday magic puts Gee-Gees in Donohue tourney final 
Fifth-year post Dax Dessureault scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds on his 22nd birthday in the Gee-Gees 69-67 win over Guelph Saturday night to vault uOttawa to its third straight Jack Donohue Memorial Tip-Off tournament final.

“My Birthday wish didn’t come true,” said Dessureault, who shares the same birthday as his Mom, Cindy. “I was trying to make more free-throws today.

“I made up for it though on defence at the end.”

The Gee-Gees had 12 turnovers in the first half but managed a 29-26 lead off seven points from fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe, who finished 12 points and eight rebounds.

Second-year guard Michael Petrella led Guelph with 15 points and two rebounds.

uOttawa (2-0), with six straight pre-season wins against CIS competition, meets McGill (2-0) for the tournament championship Sunday at 4:30 p.m.