Mbb: Gaiters Host Trin­ity Western in Ex­hi­bi­tion Re­match

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

TheBishop’s Gaiters men’s bas­ket­ball squad has been im­pres­sive in the pre-sea­son to date. They will put their 4-2 ex­hi­bi­tion record on the line on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 17 when the Trin­ity Western Spar­tans visit Mitchell Gym­na­sium at 7 p.m.

The Gaiters and Spar­tans met on Oc­to­ber 6 in Lan­g­ley, British Columbia in the fi­nal game of a three game western road swing for Bishop’s. The Gaiters came out on top by a fi­nal score of 88-81. The pur­ple and white had six play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures led by Jeremy Leonard-Smith’s (Ot­tawa) 14 points and 12 re­bounds. Tim Hunter (Baie D’Urfe, Quebec) also scored 14.

Bishop’s has four wins over for­mi­da­ble op­po­nents this year in­clud­ing the Ot­tawa Gee-Gees, 13-9 a year ago, the Univer­sity of Vic­to­ria Vik­ings, 14-4 a sea­son ago, the Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Col­lege Yel­low Jack­ets of the North­east-10 con­fer­ence (NCAA Division II) and the Spar­tans, 10-8 last year.

“We have good team chem­istry this year. Guys are ac­cept­ing their roles, trust­ing each other and play­ing un­selfishly,” said Gaiters bench boss Rod Gilpin. “Ev­ery­one has worked re­ally hard in Septem­ber both on the court and con­di­tion­ing. It al­lows us to play hard the whole game.”

“Trin­ity Western is a dan­ger­ous team, they are ath­letic and skilled. They have lots of in­di­vid­ual tal­ent. In B.C. it was a game of runs and we were for­tu­nate to have ours at the right time.”

Tip- off tonight Wed­nes­day be­tween the Gaiters and Spar­tans is at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Gym­na­sium.

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