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BY THE NUMBERS: #5 Gee-Gees set for home weekend against Queen’s, Ontario Tech

Marlon Kordrostami
Photo: Greg Mason.

January 17 and 18, 2020

  • The Matchups: #5 Ottawa Gee-Gees (10-3, 2nd in the OUA East) vs. Queen's Gaels (8-4, 4th in the OUA East) and Ontario Tech Ridgebacks (1-11, 6th in the OUA East)
  • Location: Ottawa, Ont. – Montpetit Hall
  • Tip-off: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Tickets: tickets.geegees.ca
  • Watch Live: OUA.tv
  • Season Series – Queen's (2019-20): Ottawa leading 2-0 (one preseason)
  • Season Series – Ontario Tech (2019-20): Ottawa leading 1-0
  • Last Meeting: Ottawa def. Queen's 92-63 – Nov. 9, 2019 / Ottawa def. Ontario Tech 91-60 – Nov. 8, 2019

OTTAWA GAME NOTES

QUEEN'S GAME NOTES 

  • Major Stat Leaders
    • Points (per game): Quinton Gray – 20.1 pts.
    • Assists (per game): Quinton Gray – 2.9 ast.
    • Rebounds (per game): Cole Syllas – 8.7 reb.
    • Field-goal percentage: Harry Range – 55.1 per cent
    • Three-point percentage: Quinton Gray – 38.8 per cent

ONTARIO TECH GAME NOTES 

  • Major Stat Leaders
    • Points (per game): Graddy Kanku – 20.7 pts.
    • Assists (per game): Graddy Kanku – 3.1 ast.
    • Rebounds (per game): Ammar Hassan – 10.3 reb.
    • Field-goal percentage: Graddy Kanku – 45.6 per cent
    • Three-point percentage: AJ Cummings – 42.9 per cent 

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

- Dropping a tough game to Laurentian before defeating Nipissing last weekend, it will be key for the Gee-Gees to take care of business against teams they have had success against in the fall. Despite serving lopsided losses to both teams, Ottawa will have to be mindful that both of these teams have improved since their last meeting.

- Ontario Tech enters their first ever game at Montpetit Hall having earned their first win in program history against Algoma last week. For a very young team that is new to the win column, they will be excited to try to make a massive statement against #5 Ottawa or #1 Carleton this weekend.

- The Gee-Gees received outstanding production from fourth-year centre Marlon Kordrostami last weekend, whose numbers have been steadily improving this season. The Ottawa native currently sits second in the OUA in field goal percentage (62%), third in offensive rebounds (49), and third in blocks (18).

- Quinton Gray has been the main offensive threat for Queen's this season. Against Ottawa, Gray has had his two lowest scoring performances of the regular season and preseason. Despite averaging 20.1 points per game, the Gee-Gees have held Gray to seven points twice once on 2-11 shooting and once 3-10. If the Gee-Gees can defend him the same way as they have in their prior matchup, the Gaels will need to look elsewhere for offensive production.

- The two games will be the Gee-Gees' only home games for the month of January, playing three of four weekends on the road. It will be essential for the team to get two wins particularly with tough matchups on the road coming up.