WBB: Concordia Stings Gaiters As Bishop’s Opens Season
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