Hunter’s 22 gath­ers vic­tory for Gaiters

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sherbrooke

Men’s Bas­ket­ball: A 22-point night by Tim Hunter (Baie d’Urfé, Que.) led the Bishop’s Gaiters their first league win of the sea­son over the UQAM Ci­tadins in Que­bec Uni­ver­sity Bas­ket­ball League men’s ac­tion Satur­day night at the Mitchell Gym. The thirdyear for­ward went 8-for-16 from the field along with grab­bing eight re­bounds and adding five as­sists.

Toronto na­tives Oraine Green and Sean Mon­plaisir helped the Gaiters to se­cure the win as they both scored 12 points. Mike An­drews (Oakville, Ont.) chipped in with ten points and two blocks be­fore foul­ing out in the fourth quar­ter.

Vin­cent Lanc­tôt-Fortier led the way for the Ci­tadins as he scored a game-high 26 points while adding seven re­bounds. Fol­low­ing Lanc­tôt-Fortier was Gre­gory St-Amand who had the game’s only dou­ble-dou­ble as he scored 14 points and had ten re­bounds.

Af­ter a tight first quar­ter the Gaiters took the lead for good with 1:11 left in the first quar­ter as An­toine Côté-Caou­ette’s (Que­bec Que.) jumper made the lead 13-12 for the Gaiters. The Gaiters led 36-32 at half­time and stretched their lead to as many as 14 points in the third quar­ter.

UQAM (7-18, 5-13 CIS, 4-6 QUBL) pulled to within four points in the fourth quar­ter, but the Gaiters would not al­low the lead to slip away as they re­sponded with an 8-0 run in the last three min­utes to dash UQAM’s come­back hopes.

Bishop’s shot 50% (17- 34) in the first half and fin­ished the game shoot­ing 44% (30-69) from the field as well as out­re­bound­ing UQAM 43 to 38. The Gaiters com­mit­ted a sea­son low eight turnovers.

The Gaiters (2-26, 2-23 CIS, 1-10 QUBL) look to build on the win as they take on Laval next Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 5th at 8 p.m. in Que­bec City.

Women’s Bas­ket­ball: A ten-footer by Karine Boudrias with eight sec­onds left gave the UQAM Ci­tadins a come-frombe­hind 64-63 vic­tory over the Bishop’s Gaiters in Que­bec Uni­ver­sity Bas­ket­ball League women’s ac­tion on Satur­day night at the Mitchell Gym.

Boudrias, who fin­ished with ten points, could not con­vert the three-point play, and the Gaiters had the ball with a chance to win the game. How­ever, the sto­ry­book end­ing was spoiled as Cather­ine BélangerPâ­quet’s off-bal­ance jumper rimmed out as time ex­pired.

The fi­nal se­quence was the cul­mi­na­tion of a wild fourth quar­ter that saw two ties and seven lead changes. The Gaiters led through most of the game, hold­ing leads of 16-10 af­ter the first quar­ter and 28-22 at half­time. Bishop’s (7-14, 2-9 QUBL) stretched their lead to as many as 13 points at 42-29 mid­way through the third quar­ter, but UQAM (10-12, 6-4 QUBL) used a 12-3 run over the next three min­utes to cut the gap to 45-41. The Gaiters led 49-44 af­ter the third quar­ter, and UQAM did not take the lead un­til a three-point play by Émie Si­mard at 4:04 put them up 58-57.

Si­mard led the vis­i­tors with 20 points, as she went 7-for11 from the field. Boudrias was the only other Ci­tadin in dou­ble fig­ures. Mar­jo­laine Gauthier-Théorêt picked up a game-high ten re­bounds for the Ci­tadins, who out­re­bounded Bishop’s 56-36.

For Bishop’s, Jessy Roy (Val d’Or, Que.) led with ten points, while Bai­ley Traf­ford (Cen­ter­ville, N.B.) and Gabrielle Côté-Caou­ette (Que­bec City, Que.) scored nine each.

The Gaiters re­turn to ac­tion on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 6 as they visit the Laval Rouge et Or. Tipoff at the PEPS in Que­bec City is set for 6 p.m.

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