Saturday, 30 October 2010

Ottawa 79 Acadia 64

6'6" Warren Ward had 25 of his 29 points after halftime, including 12 in a 5 1/2 minute stretch bridging the third and fourth quarters during a game-deciding 18-0 Ottawa run, and the Gee Gees rallied from 13 down to win in Wolfville. 

The Axemen were on fire especially in the second quarter when Anthony Sears (18 points to lead the Axemen) got going and Acadia shot 50% from the floor including 5-9 from 3 in the first half to lead by 13.  Sears' 3 with 4 minutes remaining in the half gave Acadia their largest lead at 36-20.  The Gee-Gees finally tied the game at 51 in the third quarter on a three pointer by 6'2" freshman Johnny Berhane (17 points), who again was instrumental in Ottawa's offensive success, knocking down his other 2 3's during the big 18-0 run. 

Acadia shot just 20% in the second half including 2-15 3's while Ottawa shot 56% including 7-12 from downtown, primarily off Ward penetration and easy lay-ins off steals and turnovers. 

Ward added 5 assists and 4 steals for Ottawa while 6'8" Owen Klassen had 14 points before fouling out and 6'6" Justin Boutilier had 12 points and 6 rebounds. 

Ottawa finishes their tour of the AUS at 2-1 and are now 5-2 overall vs. CIS teams.  Acadia takes their first loss of the season at home.

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