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The Highlight Reel: Feb. 1

Men smash Blues in big city battle

The Gee-Gees men’s basketball team hit their stride again nabbing back-to-back wins on their Toronto road trip. Saturday night the men downed the University of Toronto Varsity Blues with a commanding score of 107-94.

Ottawa ran rampant on the Blues with a combination of thunderous dunks and huge threes. The Gees dropped a total of 18 threes in the night, falling just one short of their season high.

Second-year breakout point guard Mike L’Africain was on fire, putting up 33 points with eight threes as well as dishing out five assists in the match. Forward Terry Thomas also continued to dominate with 22 points, five assists, and two rebounds.

The Gee-Gees will be looking to up their winning streak to five games while on the road in Kingston next Friday where they’ll take on the Queen’s University Gaels at 8 p.m.

Women lose a close game in T-Dot

Despite exchanging leads throughout the night, the Gee-Gees women’s team could not close their game on Saturday night against the Varsity Blues, resulting in a 57-53 loss.

First-year guard Sarah Besselink hit a three with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter to bring the Gees within three points of overtime but the opportunity was squandered leading to the loss.

Forward Angela Tilk had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the night, while fourth-year guard Stephanie MacDonald also added 10 points in the match.

The Gees will be back out on the floor next Friday at 6 p.m. in Kingston when they look to get revenge on the Queen’s Gaels following their Jan. 25 loss.