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Gee Gees Lose High Scoring Affair to X-Men

Saturday January 2, 2010

Gee Gees Lose High Scoring Affair to X-Men

Men’s Basketball (6-2 OUA, 16-7 overall)

Vs. The St. Francis Xavier X-Men at the 19th annual Rod Shoveller Basketball Tournament, hosted by the Dalhousie University Tigers in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
   1st    2nd    Half   3rd   4th Final
St. FX    22    25 47 32   18 97 
uOttawa    26    14 40 22   20 82 

Gee-Gees: Josh Gibson-Bascombe (Toronto, Ont.) 22 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals. Warren Ward (London, Ont.) 16 points, 5 assists. Donnie Gibson (Kingston, Ont.) 14 points, 2 assists.

X-Men: Christian Upshaw 25 points, 4 rebounds. Alberto Rodriquez 15 points, 5 assists. 

The good news is the Gee-Gees scored 82 points but the bad news is they gave up 97 as they were defeated by the St-Francis Xavier X-Men on Saturday evening at the 2009 Rod Shoveller Basketball Tournament hosted by Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

“We didn’t play well defensively against the X-Men, we simply didn’t have it,” said Dave DeAveiro, Gee-Gees head coach. “They are one of the best teams we’ve faced this season.  We had some good moments but weren’t good enough defensively.”

The Gee-Gees outscored the X-Men in the first and fourth quarters.

uOttawa fell behind 47-40 at the half then gave up 50 points in the final two quarters compared to the Gee-Gees 42 point output.

The Gee-Gees will meet the loser of the Saint Mary’s Huskies/Dalhousie Tigers contest on Sunday afternoon in the Bronze medal game.

St. FX will meet the winner in the championship final.