It's a safe bet cishoops.ca should have more in the morning on the Gee-Gees' injury situation going into tonight's home game vs. Queen's. The school announced late Thursday that lead guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe, who's averaging 18.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists, is out indefinitely with a partial tear of his right MCL ligament and A sprained ankle suffered last weekend. There's no timeline for his return, so at this point one can't help but speculate if he would even make it back for the playoffs, which begin in just 12 days.
The vision of Ottawa trying to keep York's Tut Ruach in check in that first-round game on Feb. 20 without Gibson-Bascombe is a little frightening. Gibson-Bascombe's brother, Jacob Gibson-Bascombe has run some point this year and he's going to be good, but he's just a true freshman and he's had some injury woes.
Queen's beat RMC 4-2 on Wednesday, which likely means a first-round showdown against Ottawa (who'll have home ice) unless Toronto totally geeks it in their two remaining games, including their finale against Ryerson on Saturday night. The Gaels have the tie-breaker over Carleton since they won both meetings.
Concordia has the tiebreaker over Carleton and Toronto by virtue of winning the season series against both team. The Stingers play Trois-Rivieres tomorrow in a nothing game for the Patriots, then have Sunday's finale vs. the Gee-Gees.
- d-Trois-Rivieres: 41, 2
- d-Queen's: 29, 0
- McGill: 35, 2
- Ottawa: 28, 2
- Toronto: 27, 2
- Carleton: 25, 2
- Concordia: 23, 2