Rams dominate Gee-Gees, win 6th straight

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Aaron Best picked up 20 points to lead Ryerson over Ottawa on Friday night.
Aaron Best picked up 20 points to lead Ryerson over Ottawa on Friday night.
Photo by Denis Concordel

OTTAWA- Aaron Best tallied a game-high 20 points and Jordon Gauthier recorded a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds, and the Ryerson Rams men's basketball team continues to roll, topping the Ottawa Gee-Gees 79-62 on Friday night and moving into second-place in the OUA East.

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Best (Scarborough, Ont.) was 6-of-9 from the floor and picked up five assists, and Gauthier (Windsor, Ont.) added 18 points while Jahmal Jones (Mississauga) dropped 15 to help Ryerson win their sixth-straight and eight of their last nine matches.

The Rams exploded in the opening two quarters and held a 49-22 lead at halftime, and finished with a 47% shooting percentage while dropping 10 three-pointers.

The Rams (13-8) now share the same record as Ottawa, but hold the tie-breaker as they won the greater margin of victory in the season series.  However, waiting in the wings are the CIS defending champion and current No. 1 team in the country Carleton (21-0), who after beating Toronto on Friday are one win away from a second-straight perfect season. 

The Rams can clinch second in the division with a win over the Ravens, but would also stay above Ottawa if the Gee-Gees are defeated by the Varsity Blues tomorrow evening.

Ryerson will close out the regular season against Carleton on Saturday night at the Ravens' Nest.  Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m.

 

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