It isn’t quite panic stations for the Georgian Grizzlies men’s basketball team but the competition is heating up in the OCAA’s east division.
Georgian dropped a tough match to the Seneca Sting on the road Tuesday night by a 74-69 score.
The Grizzlies had their share of problems scoring points through the game’s first three quarters shooting at just 22.0% leaving themselves a 17 point deficit heading into the final frame.
Georgian came alive in the fourth quarter scoring an incredible 31 points while hitting a total of seven clutch three pointers from Mark Brown (Toronto), Braeden Wilkinson (Ottawa) and Tyler Vanessen (Whitby).
Unfortunately for the Grizzlies who closed the gap to just three points with little time remaining it was too little too late for Georgian as they ran out of time falling 74-69 to the Sting.
Along with his four three point shots in the fourth quarter Mark Brown led the Grizzlies with 20 points in the game while teammate Tequilan Zwarych (Whitby) had his 13th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The loss along with a St. Lawrence – Kingston win on Wednesday drops the Grizzlies into third spot in the OCAA east division standings.
On the women’s side it was an important game for the Grizzlies playoff hopes as they were playing the team they are chasing for the final playoff spot.
Georgian got out to a slow start and trailed by 11 points early before settling into their game in the second quarter. After a twelve point run got the Grizzlies back into the game both teams traded the lead back and forth right to the end of the game.
It was more bad luck for the Grizzlies as in the final seconds of the game the Sting were able to pull ahead and hold on for a 58-56 win.
The loss puts the Grizzlies in a tough position as they are now two games back of the Sting for the final playoff spot with just three games remaining.
The Grizzlies will be back in action this Saturday afternoon when they host the Fleming Knights at the Georgian Athletic Centre.