Ottawa Gee-Gees beat Saskatchewan Huskies for women’s bronze


Alex D'Addese/U Sports

TORONTO — The Ottawa Gee-Gees won bronze at the U Sports women’s basketball championships Sunday, roaring back from a 19-point first-half deficit to beat the Saskatchewan Huskies 63-62.

Sarah Besselink scored 13 points for No. 4 Ottawa.

Sabine Dukate had 15 points for third-seeded Saskatchewan, while Summer Masikewich had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

No. 1 Laval face second-seeded McMaster for gold later Sunday. Neither school has won the Bronze Baby. McMaster is making its debut in the final, while Laval finished runner-up to McGill at the 2017 national tournament.

Saskatchewan raced out to a 19-12 lead to end the first quarter, then went ahead by 19 in the second before taking a 41-27 advantage into the halftime break.

But Ottawa battled back in the third, and took a 48-47 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Gee-Gees went up by seven points in the fourth before Dukate connected from three-point range to pull Saskatchewan to within a point twice in the final three minutes. A shot by Masikewich bounced off the rim at the final buzzer.

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