Gaiters Basketball Teams Split On Friday Night
TheBishop’s Gaiters women’s basketball team fell 67-47 to the Laurentian Lady Vees on Friday, November 2nd. After a slow start the visitors from Sudbury, Ontario controlled the tempo of the game.
The Lady Vees outscored Bishop’s 19-6 in the third frame and continued to control the tempo with pressure. It was a higher scoring fourth quarter however Laurentian outscored Bishop’s 20-18, for a final score of 67-47.
Gabrielle Chamberland (Sherbrooke, Quebec) scored 13 points while Catherine Rondeau (Sherbrooke) grabbed 12 rebounds from the point guard position to go along with eight points and five assists. The Gaiters shot just 29.6 percent from the field and committed 28 turnovers, 17 of which were steals from the Lady Vees.
Men’s Basketball: The Men’s basketball squad traveled to Lyndon College to face the Hornets on Friday night. Onnex Blackwood (Scarborough, Ontario) had 19 points as Bishops recorded a hardfought 75-68 victory in men’s exhibition basketball action at Stannard Gymnasium.
Mike Andrews (Oakville, Ontario) chipped in 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Gaiters, Scott Ring (Ottawa) tossed in 15 points and Jonathan Bermillo (Montreal) added a team-high five assists and three steals.
The Gaiters men close out the pre-season with a 7-3 record. They now prepare for their regular season opener on Saturday, November 10th in Montreal against the UQAM Citadins at 8 p.m.
Men’s Rugby: The Bishop’s Gaiters men’s rugby squad fell 39-7 to the Concordia Stingers in Montreal on Sunday. The Stingers grabbed first place in the RSEQ with the victory as the regular season came to a close.
The Gaiters (5-3) now prepare to host the McGill Redmen (4-4) at Coulter Field on Sunday, November 11th at 2 p.m. in an RSEQ semifinal. The Redmen topped the Gaiters on two occasions this year; however their first victory was overturned due to the use of an ineligible player. The game will be webcast on SSN Canada.
Women’s Hockey: The Bishop’s women’s hockey team faced off against NEA Dynamie Estrie on Saturday night. It was the second matchup between the two teams this year. The Polar Bears lost 5-0. They are now in preparation to host a MIWHL tournament on November 10-11 at W.B. Scott Arena. The games will mark the first time Bishop’s has seen league action in Lennoxville since 1993. Bishop’s will be welcoming UNB, Acadia and Cape Breton and play each of them.
Anglicansfrom across eastern and central Quebec will gather near Quebec City this weekend for worship, decision making, and planning for the future.
Clergy and lay representatives from the Anglican Diocese of Quebec’s nearly 80 Congregations - stretching from the American border to the Labrador border, and from Trois-Rivières to the Magdalen Islands - will meet in Synod, the local church’s highest decision-making body, November 2-4, 2012, at the Fôret Montmorency conference centre, north of Quebec City.
Delegates will debate proposals to modernize church administrative structures in hopes of helping local congregations better function in a time of shrinking membership and diminishing revenues.
Bishop Dennis Drainville will also make a proposal to Synod concerning the introduction of a rite for the blessing of same-gender relationships, following the example of several other Canadian dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada.