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Ottawa offence overpowers Waterloo

Friday February 19, 2016
Erica Roberts

The no. 3 ranked Gee-Gees men’s basketball team made use of its cozy home surroundings, settling in to record an 85-60 win over the Waterloo Warriors on Friday night. The win brings Ottawa’s regular season record to 15-2, while Waterloo drops to 1-17.

Leading 40-29 at halftime, Ottawa’s offence put up 27 points in the third quarter to ensure the victory. Mike L’Africain notched a game high of 24 points with five assists, with 15 of his points coming in the third stanza.

Caleb Agada was back on form for the garnet and grey, adding a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. He and L’Africain teamed for a spectacular alley-oop dunk during the third quarter, which was followed by a pair of dunks by Ottawa’ second-year Mackenzie Morrison.

Nathan McCarthy also had a standout effort for Ottawa, recording 10 points, six rebounds, and four blocks in his 26 minutes of work.

Waterloo relied heavily upon senior guard Jon Ravenhorst, who logged 37 minutes en route to a 19 point night. The fourth-year Warrior netted 5-of-9 three-point attempts, with his team shooting 12-28 overall from beyond the arc.

“We gave up a lot of penetration – our rotations were there but it still opens up the threes. We’ll have to clean that up,” noted Gee-Gees head coach James Derouin.

The Gee-Gees will look to close out the regular season with an undefeated record at Montpetit Hall, hosting the Laurier Golden Hawks at 8 p.m. on Saturday.