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Gee-Gees frozen out of Winnipeg holiday tournament final

Monday December 29, 2008

MEN’S BASKETBALL (7-1 OUA, 15-6 overall):


Played Calgary Monday, December 29 in the tournament semifinal of the 42nd annual Winnipeg Wesmen Classicholiday men's basketball tournament:        HALF   GAME Calgary    27     74uOttawa 35     73 
Josh Gibson-Bascombe - 17 points, nine rebounds - uOttawa

Robbie Sihota - 26 points, five rebounds - Calgary


GAME STORY:First-year forward Robbie Sithota led all scorers with 26 points Monday in the Calgary Dinosaurs last-second 74-73 defeat of the Gee-Gees in the tournament semifinal of the 42nd annual Wesmen invitational, hosted by the University of Winnipeg.


The Gee-Gees allowed a eight-point lead at the half (35-27) to evaporate to a winning basket by the Dinosaurs with two seconds remaining that propels the Canada West school to Tuesday's tournament final against Brandon.


'We were tired," said Gee-Gees head coach Dave DeAveiro. "Still, a great game."


Fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe led the Gee-Gees with 17 points along with a team-high nine rebounds and six assists over a game-high 39 minutes.


Five Gee-Gees finished with at least 10 points, including American transfer Josh Wright, a fourth-year guard last of Syracuse University, who had 16 points and three assists over 23 minutes in his second Canadian university game.


uOttawa, which fell to 15-6 overall, faces Alberta in the third-place game Tuesday (5:00 p.m. ET).