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Gee-Gees Win, Gibson-Bascombe Sets Record

Friday November 13, 2009

Men’s Basketball (2-1 OUA, 11-5 overall)


Versus Western (2-1, OUA) Friday, November 13, 8:00 p.m. at Montpetit Hall


Half   Game


Western 25    76


uOttawa     18     87


Mustangs: Marcus Barnett 24 points.

Gee-Gees: Warren Ward (Brampton, Ontario) 30 points, Josh Gibson-Bascombe (Toronto, Ontario) 21.


It doesn’t get any better for Josh Gibson-Bascombe.


His basketball team won and he became the Gee-Gees all time leading scorer all in one night.


The magic moment came in the first half of Friday night’s 87-76 victory over the Western Mustangs when he picked up five points to shatter Alex McLeod’s record of 1,167 career points.


Gibson-Bascombe was 39 points shy of the record when he started the current season.


With 35 points in last weekend’s matches against Brock and Guelph the fifth year veteran set the new mark at Montpetit Hall.


My main goal is always a win but to break the record at home is a great feeling, Gibson-Bascombe admitted.


As far as the game goes the Gee-Gees were in control the whole way leading 25-18 after the first quarter, 49-36 at the half and 65-56 after three.


After watching tapes of Western we knew we would have to be prepared for Friday’s game and execute defensively, said Gee-Gees head coach Dave DeAveiro.