It wasn't the big one, but at least Dax Dessureault's university basketball career ended with a win.
The Gee-Gees, who ended their season with a 21-4 record, defeated the Concordia Stingers 83-76 in the consolation final yesterday. And leading the way one last time was the 6-foot-9 Dessureault, who finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds before fouling out with 1:18 left in the game.
"It's nice to go out with a good game," he said.
Dessureault and David Labentowicz are the only two Gee-Gees who have completed their five years of eligibility. They joined the team together and went to three Final 8 tournaments, reaching the semi-finals in 2007.
Dessureault said he'll miss hanging out with his teammates.
"As much as I pretend like I hate them, because I see their faces all the time, I'll miss the jokes," he said. "Especially Daver, we lived together our first three years, and me and him were in the post the last two years, so we're post buddies."
Dessureault, of Embrun, is studying criminology and hopes to follow his parents' footsteps and join the RCMP if he can't find a job coaching basketball.
"It'll have to be as an assistant, because I don't think I could coach guards," he said.