Gaiters drop sec­ond straight game on U.S. road trip

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -


Jasper Grassa scored 29 points, in­clud­ing 18 in the first half, and fresh­man for­ward An­drew Shaw added 21 off the bench as the Bent­ley Fal­cons downed the Bishop’s Gaiters, 101-74 on Sun­day af­ter­noon at Waltham, Mass.

The duo com­bined for 13 of Bent­ley’s 19 three-point­ers, with Grassa drain­ing eight of 11 from out­side the arc and Shaw bury­ing five of seven. Over­all, Grassa was 10 of 15 from the floor with a stat line that also in­cluded seven as­sists, five re­bounds and two steals. Shaw fin­ished eight of 12 over­all in 19 min­utes of ac­tion.

The Gaiters also had four play­ers score in dou­bles with the list headed by for­ward Jeremy Leonard-smith (Ot­tawa, Ont.). He scored 14 points, and the Gaiters re­ceived a dou­ble-dou­ble (11 points, 10 boards) from guard On­nex Black­wood (Scar­bor­ough, Ont.). The other Gaiters in dou­ble fig­ures were Tim Hunter (Baie d’urfé, Que.), who scored 11 points and Mike An­drews (Oakville, Ont.), who added 12.

Both teams shot well over­all (Bent­ley 50 per­cent, Bishop’s 47.5), but the Gaiters couldn’t match the Fal­cons’ hot hand from down­town. While the Fal­cons buried half of their 38 three-point at­tempts, Bishop’s was just six of 24 from down­town.

Bent­ley also took bet­ter care of the ball, giv­ing it up only 13 times while turn­ing Bishop’s 22 turns into 32 points.

The loss is the Gaiters’ sec­ond on their two-game U.S. road trip, as they fell 89-71 to Franklin Pierce (N.H.) on Satur­day night. The Gaiters (5-5, 5-2 CIS) open their reg­u­lar sea­son on Satur­day night, as they host the UQAM Ci­tadins at the Mitchell Gym. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.

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