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Mustangs gallop over Gee-Gees

Friday November 7, 2008

MEN’S BASKETBALL (0-1 OUA, 7-6 overall) 
At Western Ontario (1-0) Friday November 7 (8:00 p.m.):

uOttawa 25  53 
WO 29  73 
Warren Ward – 16 points, 6 rebounds - uOttawa 
Bradley Smith – 19 points, 3 rebounds - Western Ontario

HEADLINE: Mustangs gallop over Gee-Gees 
Fifth-year forward Bradley Smith had 19 points in 18 minutes Friday as the unranked Western Mustangs surprised No. 9 Ottawa with a 73-53 season-opening home victory.

Rookie forward Warren Ward led Ottawa with 16 points and six rebounds, but contributed four turnovers along with fifth-year post Dax Dessureault, who had 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Gee-Gees, off a 6-1 pre-season against CIS competition, allowed an early 8-2 lead to evaporate to a four-point deficit (29-24) at the half.

“Lack of competitiveness, lack of desire, emergency, desperation, any of those words,” said Gee-Gees head coach Dave DeAveiro. “We just didn’t play with them”

Fourth-year guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe had an off season-opening night, contributing 10 points with four rebounds in 15 minutes for uOttawa.

The Gee-Gees visit Windsor (1-0) Saturday, November 8 (8:00 p.m.).