Balanced attack leads Gaiters to upset of McGill
Women’s Basketball: A balanced attack led the Bishop’s Gaiters to a resounding 81-62 upset of the No. 10-ranked McGill Martlets in Quebec University Basketball League action tonight at the Mitchell Gym. Five Gaiters scored in double figures, led by 14 points by Bailey Trafford (Centerville, N.B.), as Bishop’s led from wire-to-wire against the league leaders.
The rookie centre went 6-for-11 from the field, and grabbed a team-high five rebounds. Fifth-year forward Katy Germain scored 13 points, including going 3-for-4 from three-point territory. Veteran guards Mélanie Ouellet-Godcharles (Gatineau, Que.) and Jessy Roy (Val d’Or, Que.) scored 12 points each, while Gabrielle Chamberland (Sherbrooke, Que.) chipped in with 11. Roy also added a season-high eight assists, falling just short of an unconventional double-double.
With the win, the Gaiters (8-15, 3-10 QUBL) now move one game behind fourthplace Laval (4-9 QUBL). Both teams have three games remaining, and the Gaiters and Rouge et Or face each other next Saturday in Lennoxville. McGill (21-5, 11-2 QUBL) had previously clinched first place in the league.
The Gaiters and Martlets conclude their home-andhome series on Thursday night in Montreal. Tipoff at the Love Competition Hall is set for 6 p.m.
Men’s Basketball: Winn Clarke’s 19 points led the McGill Redmen to a 73-64 victory over the Bishop›s Gaiters in Quebec University Basketball League men›s action tonight at the Mitchell Gym.
The first three quarters of the game saw six teams and nine lead changes as neither team was able to gain complete control. The Gaiters led through the majority of the first half, as they took and 18-15 first-quarter and 34-42 halftime lead. However a 25-point third-quarter, capped by a 10-0 run at the 2:12 mark would see McGill take the lead and never look back.
Sophomore guard Onnex Blackwood (Scarborough, Ont.) led the Gaiters with 17 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Mike Andrews (Oakville, Ont.) would take home a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds along with three blocks. The only other Gaiter is double digits was Tim Hunter (Baie d›Urfé, Que) with ten points while also adding a game high four assists.
With the win McGill (1415, 13-11 CIS 8-5 QUBL) moves to within a win of second-place Laval with three games left to play in the regular season. The Gaiters (2-28, 2-25 CIS, 1-12 QUBL) were eliminated from postseason contention after McGill›s loss to UQAM last night.
The Gaiters return to action on Thursday as they travel to Montreal to finish the home and home match-up with McGill. Tip-off will be at 8 p.m.