MEN’S BASKETBALL (19-2 OUA, 27-7 overall):
Hosted Queen’s (6-15) Saturday, February 14, (8:00 p.m.)(SSN Canada)(Rogers Television)
Queen’s 23 64
uOttawa 41 100
Baris Ondul – 15 points, five rebounds - Queen’s
Josh Gibson-Bascombe – 23 points, seven rebounds - uOttawa
HEADLINE: Fired up for first-place showdown!
Fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe scored a game-high 23 points Saturday night in a 100-64 dismantling of Queen’s to set up a first-place showdown against No. 1 Carleton next Saturday to end the 2008-09 regular season.
The Gee-Gees improved to 19-2 in the OUA East and will face No. 1 Carleton (20-1) in the final regular season game of the season Saturday, February 21 (8:00 p.m.)(SSN Canada)(Rogers Television).
“I’m proud we’re in a position to be playing for first place,” said Gee-Gees head coach Dave DeAveiro. “But I also think we are capable of playing better.”
Fifth-year post Dax Dessureault scored 22 points with seven rebounds for the Gee-Gees.
Fourth-year transfer guard Josh Wright scored a game-high 11 points with six rebounds in the first half as the Gee-Gees coasted to a 41-23 lead.
Gaels fifth-year forward Robert Shaw was assessed two technical fouls and second-year guard Tim Boyle one technical in a bizarre sequence at 6:59 of the third quarter, leaving Gibson-Bascombe at the line shooting six free shots.