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Fired up for first-place showdown!

Saturday February 14, 2009

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) 

Half Game

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.