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Franchises took care of business

Saturday November 15, 2008

MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-1 OUA, 10-5 overall)
Hosted Lakehead (0-4) Saturday, November 15 (8:00pm)

    Half Game
Lakehead 35     67
uOttawa   43     80
Kiraan Posey – 26 points, 6 rebounds - - Lakehead
Josh Gibson-Bascombe – 22 points, 11 rebounds - uOttawa

HEADLINE: Franchises took care of business
Fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe scored 22 points and added a team-high 11 rebounds Saturday in the No. 8 Gee-Gees 80-67 home win over Lakehead to keep the Thunderwolves winless (0-4) under first-year head coach Evan Woodland.

“We want to make sure we’re there at the end of March playing for that national championship,” said Gibson-Bascombe, after leading the Gee-Gees with 40 minutes of playing time.

‘That’s why he plays 40 minutes per game,” said Gee-Gees head coach Dave DeAveiro. “He is one of Canada’s best players.”

Fifth-year post player Dax Dessureault added 21 points, four steals and pair of rebounds as the Gee-Gees won a third straight game to improve to 3-1 in the OUA East.

The main lights at Montpetit Hall faded to black with 35.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

“No comment,” seethed DeAveiro.

Dessureault had 14 points and four rebounds in the first half as the Gee-Gees raced to a 24-10 advantage after one quarter before being out-scored by six (25-19) in the second for a 43-35 advantage at the half.

“His basketball IQ has increased every year,” said DeAveiro.

Gee-Gees third-year forward Nemanja Baletic left the game in the first quarter after taking a finger to the left eye and going to the hospital for observation