Men’s Basketball (8-9 OUA)
Hosted RMC (0-17 OUA) on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at Montpetit Hall (SSN Canada)
Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue 19 points, 12 rebounds; Jordan Vig 17 points, 8 rebounds - uOttawa
Jonathon Wilson 14 points, 3 rebounds; Nicolas Cooke 8 points, 6 rebounds; James Byun 8 points, 3 rebounds - RMC
From the opening jump-ball, the Gee-Gees had control of this game and put on a showcase of steals, blocks and dunks as they easily slipped past the Paladins with a 109-36 win.
The Gee-Gees bench led the charge in tonight’s victory, and the team notched up 64 points in the first half to the Paladins nine. The garnet and grey slowed heading into the second half, but topped 100 points midway through the final quarter.
As the points were piling, six Gee-Gees cracked the double digits, led by first-year forward Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue, Gatineau, Qué., who recorded his first CIS career double-double and highest scoring game to date with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
“Gabriel is great, he’s just a machine out there,” said head coach James Derouin after the game, “We’re trying to get him ready, he’s the guy we’re expecting to step in and fill Louis Gauthier’s shoes. Even as a second year guy, he’s got a lot to live up to.”
“I don’t feel any pressure,” said Gonthier-Dubue when asked about filling fifth-year veteran Gauthier’s shoes, “I’m just thinking about my game, the objectives of the team and the future of the team. I just go on the court and play and I’m just giving my 100% every time and try to be physical and give a lot of energy.”
“It’s not only Gabriel, but our youth and how athletic that group is, from Chris Anderson to Gabriel to Alex Labranche, just seeing them run the floor,” commented Derouin on the rookies’ performance in tonight’s win.
“We needed to win both this weekend at home, and we got both wins,” concluded Derouin, “I think we’ve mathematically clinched a playoff spot, so now we got four straight on the road to see where we seed, from third to sixth. We’re working hard to make sure that it’s third.”
The Gee-Gees will travel to York on Friday, February 4 and Laurentian on Saturday, February 5 for their next set of games.