DAY2: A balanced attack led the Bishop’s Gaiters to a 97-81 win over the Guelph Gryphons last Saturday of the House Laughton Hoops Classic in Ottawa. The teams were tied 21-21 after the first quarter, but Bishop’s pulled away in the second quarter as they outscored Guelph 28-10, taking a 49-31 halftime lead. All 13 players dressed scored for Bishop’s, who shot 53.7% from the field.
Sean Monplaisir (Toronto, Ont.) led the Gaiters with 19 points, as he went 8-for-13 from the field. Ottawa native Jeremy Leonard Smith posted 15 points, while Mukiya Post (Victoria, B.C.) added 13. Tim Hunter (Baie d’Urfé, Que.) scored eight points and had a game-high eight assists.
Guelph was led by Adam Bering’s 17 points.
The Gaiters outrebounded Guelph 29-28, and committed only 14 turnovers, while the Gryphons made 28 miscues.
DAY 3: A balanced attack led the Bishop’s Gaiters to a 77-57 win over the University of Victoria Vikes last Sunday of the House-Laughton Hoops Classic in Ottawa. Four of the Gaiter starters went over ten points, led by Mike Andrews’ (Oakville, Ont.) double-double (16 points, ten rebounds).
The Gaiters led 43-35 at halftime, and pulled away in the second half, as they outscored the Vikes 34-22 in the final 22 minutes. Bishop’s held Victoria to only nine points in third quarter.
Andrews’ 16 points led the Gaiters, while Tim Hunter (Baie d’Urfé, Que.) scored 15, Onnex Blackwood (Scarborough, Ont.) added 13 and Sean Monplaisir (Toronto, Ont.) chipped in with 12 points and a team-high four assists.
The Gaiters outrebounded the Vikes 39-30, and committed 14 turnovers. Bishop’s shot 45.6% from the field, while holding UVic to only 32.8% shooting.
Jeremy LeonardSmith (Ottawa, Ont.) and Monplaisir were both named to the tournament All-Star team.
The Gaiters (3-2, 3-1 CIS) return to action next week, as they travel to Sudbury for the Laurentian Invitational.
TheBishop’s University Women’s Hockey team announced yesterday that they have been invited to join the Maritime Intercollegiate Women’s Hockey Challenge for the upcoming season.