WBB: Con­cor­dia Stings Gaiters As Bishop’s Opens Sea­son

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheBishop’s Gaiters women’s bas­ket­ball squad opened their 201213 cam­paign on Satur­day night at home. They faced a Con­cor­dia Stingers team that en­tered with a 2-0 record. Con­cor­dia used a strong sec­ond half to cruise to a 63-42 vic­tory.

The game started slowly in the first quar­ter as the Gaiters strug­gled of­fen­sively. Con­cor­dia per­formed slightly bet­ter and grabbed an 11-5 lead. Bishop’s an­swered back in front of the home crowd and outscored the Stingers 15-11 in the sec­ond frame and trailed by just two points at the break.

Con­cor­dia pulled away in the third quar­ter as they showed they de­served the top-10 votes they re­ceived ear­lier in the week. They ex­tended their lead to 44-30 af­ter the third quar­ter. In the fourth it was more of the same for the Stingers as they outscored Bishop’s 19-12 en route to a 63-42 vic­tory.

The Stingers had four play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures led by Richelle Gre­goire (Ste. Therese, Quebec) who scored 13 and grabbed 5 re­bounds, while Mar­il­yse Roy-Viau (Mirabel, Quebec) chipped in with 12 and Kay­lah Bar­rett (Bramp­ton, On­tario) and Ash­ley Clarke (Montreal) each net­ted 10.

Gabrielle Cham­ber­land (Sher­brooke, Quebec) led the Gaiters with 12 points and nine re­bounds while point guard Cather­ine Ron­deau (Sher­brooke) added five points and grabbed 11 boards.

The pur­ple and sil­ver strug­gled to find their touch in the half court as they man- aged to shoot just 19.4 per­cent. That in­cluded a 2-19 per­for­mance from be­hind the arc. Con­cor­dia was bet­ter shoot­ing 30.8 per­cent and 9-32 from down­town. The Gaiters did out re­bound the Stingers 43-38.

Bishop’s (0-1) is back in ac­tion on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24th as they host the Laval Rouge et Or (0-2) in Mitchell Gym­na­sium. The game will mark the last time that Sher­brooke fans can see the Gaiters at home in 2012.

TheBishop’s Gaiters men’s rugby sea­son may have come to an end ear­lier than they would have liked how­ever they re­ceived some good news on Mon­day. An­drew Jamieson was named RSEQ Player of the Year. He was joined on the league all-star team by Noah Har­ri­son, Scott Best and Louis Hin­sel­wood.

Jamieson, a third year busi­ness stu­dent from Montreal was a force for the Gaiters. He scored five tries in seven games and was named Provigo Robert La­fond Bishop’s Ath­lete of the week in early Oc­to­ber. Jamieson be­comes the sec­ond Gaiter in as many years to claim the league’s top hon­ours.

“An­drew has had an ex­cel­lent sea­son in his third year at Bishop’s,” said Gaiters as­sis­tant coach Charles Goode. “He has been in­stru­men­tal in at­tack and on de­fense this sea­son and was able to play the 12, 13 and 15 po­si­tions in­ter­change­ably. Along the way he has scored five tries

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