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Gibson-Bascombe rainbows Gee-Gees to win

Friday October 24, 2008

MEN’S BASKETBALL (0-0 OUA, 5-3 overall) 
Host 2008 Jack Donohue Memorial Tip-Off Tournament, Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26 @ Montpetit Hall 

Half Game 
UPEI  30  68 
Ottawa 33  71

HEADLINE: Gibson-Bascombe rainbows Gee-Gees to win 
Josh Gibson-Bascombe had the winning three-point basket with 24 seconds left Friday night for a 71-68 comeback win over UPEI to open the 2008 Jack Donohue Memorial Tip-Off tournament in high drama.

The fourth-year Gee-Gees guard overcame an elbow to the nose early in the first quarter to finish with 19 points as uOttawa extended its pre-season win streak against CIS competition to six games.

“Coach told us to just keep shooting it,” said Gibson-Bascombe. “And my nose is kind of sore, but it’s ok.”

Fifth-year post player Dax Dessureault had 22 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Gee-Gees, which allowed a three-point lead at the half to vanish in the third and fourth quarters.

Second-year forward Manock Lual, from Ottawa, was the Panthers top scorer with 13 points and 13 rebounds. UPEI also may have lost third-year forward Anthony McDougald to a knee injury suffered early in the first half.

‘We have had a trying six weeks getting to know each other,” said Panthers second-year head coach Matt Davies. “We’re still not quite there.”

uOttawa, seeking a third straight Donohue tournament victory, hosts Guelph Saturday at 8:00 p.m.