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The win was also perhaps point guard Mike L’Africain’s best all season, as he amassed a total of 20 points, four assists, four steals, and three rebounds. The game was not only big for him, but it also solidified the schedule for the OUA Wilson Cup Final Four to be hosted by the Gee-Gees at Montpetit Hall March 6–7.

The OUA playoffs will take place on Feb. 28 at Montpetit Hall. Provided the Gees fend off the rest of their competition, they will look to compete for the number-one seed in the CIS Final Eight in Toronto starting in March.

The women’s basketball team had extra motivation to play hard at the Shoot for the Cure fundraiser game this year. Each season, the Gee-Gees take part in hosting a staple in Canadian University Sport (CIS), the Shoot for the Cure fundraiser for breast cancer awareness and research.

The club is looking to add more members as they meet weekly in Montpetit’s martial arts room. You don’t need a black belt—the Jedis’ philosophy ensures all new members are given the opportunity to grow and expand their skill set.

Looking back at the history of the Capital Hoops Classic, the Ravens have defeated the Gee-Gees more often than not. With both Gee-Gee basketball teams winning against the Ravens earlier this year, they are set to have an interesting match-up against their cross-town rivals. The Capital Hoops Classic is Friday Feb. 6, beginning with the …

The Gee-Gees found their zone and began pulling away, before ultimately pushing their lead over 20 points to cruise to a comfortable 91-63 win. The Gee-Gees were led by Johnny Berhanemeskel with 19 points, and the bench was anchored by a strong 12-point performance from Matt Plunkett.

Two years ago, Gee-Gees basketball superstar Warren Ward ended his five-year career at the University of Ottawa. In the time since, he practice in front of National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, signed to play professionally in Germany, and later went to play in France.
Now, he’s back in the place he calls home.

In the latest chapter of perhaps the best rivalry in Canadian university athletics, the nation’s top two teams clashed at Montpetit Hall on Jan. 10. The Gee-Gees have been known as the second-best team in the country for two years and finally overcame the top-ranked Ravens. The atmosphere was reminiscent of the hallowed “tobacco road” battles between Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

Getting back into regular Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season play on Jan. 11, the Gees took on the Lakehead Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay. Left side Kaly Soro was key for the Gee-Gees as they swept the match 3-0 behind her 10-point performance.

Transitioning into the next phase of the season, the Gee-Gees will open the second half by taking on the Carleton Ravens for the top spot in the OUA North. With the promise shown in midseason competition, there’s a chance the Gees could see a deep run into OUA playoffs, and possibly the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) final eight in March.

As the cold days of winter holidays start, the pro sports world is perhaps at its hottest. The National Football League (NFL) is in the thick of its regular season as playoffs loom and the National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons are well underway and the stars are shining. While relaxing over the holidays, it’s the perfect time to catch a game, in person, or on TV. Here’s what to look out for.

The women’s basketball team entered the Nov. 22–23 weekend games as the second highest-scoring team in the nation and, along with the men’s team leading the league, the Gee-Gees certainly earned their “U of Offence” moniker.

The nation’s number-two men’s basketball squad took to the road for the second consecutive weekend, this time looking to add their fifth and sixth wins To the young season.

Kellie Ring is a fourth-year guard for the Gee-Gees women’s basketball team. She’s a member of the starting lineup, and one of the more experienced players on a young team. The past four years she’s gone through two ACL tears, but she continues to be a leader and looks to push the Gees into promising playoff basketball this season.

The game stopped dead. The entire Gee-Gees squad huddled around their leader to congratulate him. Some members of the crowd, including those who had brought huge cardboard cut-outs of Berhanemeskel’s smiling face, bowed down in a gesture of respect. And with a glowing grin, Johnny B met coach James Derouin at centre court to receive the game ball.

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