Mcgill’s Three Point Shooting Buries Gaiters
TheBishop’s Gaiters women’s basketball team wrapped up the first semester of play on Thursday, November 29 in Montreal. They fell 78-46 to the McGill Martlets. With the loss the Gaiters fall to 0-3 in league play, while McGill improves to 2-2.
Bishop’s trailed the entire game. They were down 19-11 after the first and 36-25 after the second quarter.
The hosts came out of the halftime break with authority in their home opener. They outscored the Gaiters 22-9 in the third frame en route to a 58-34 lead heading into the last quarter. The Martlets did not let up in the fourth as they shot their way to a 78-46 victory.
The Martlets were on fire from behind the arc as they shot 11-20 from three point range and 41.8% overall from the floor. They were led by Marie-Pier Bastrash (Trois Rivieres, Quebec) who scored 22 points including a 6-7 performance from three point land. Francoise Charest (Quebec City) and Anneth Him-Lazarenko (Panama City, Panama) chipped in with 17 and 11 points respectively.
Bishop’s was led by Gabrielle Chamberland (Sherbrooke, Quebec) for the third straight game. She scored 11 points, added three steals and two assists in 34 minutes. The Gaiters were just 1-12 from three point range and shot 34.8% overall. McGill grabbed14 more rebounds and took 21 more shots than Bishop’s.
The Gaiters (0-3) will now focus on exams as the semester winds down. They are next in action at the UQAM holiday tournament where will play a trio of games starting on December 28.
TheSenior boys and girls basketball teams have jumped out to a great start this season by combining for six wins in eight league games. The boys have posted a 4-1 record while the girls have a 2-1 record. Last Thursday night was a good night for the Senior squads as they traveled to MasseyVanier High School and swept them on their home court for the first time in a led her while. team with 18 points.
Three veterans scored double-digit points to pace the boys to a 61-41 win over the Vikings. Forward Chris Murphy was the games high scorer with 13 points, while point guard James Murray netted 12 points of his own and forward Brandon Desruisseaux scored 11 points for the Pipers. Veteran center Ryan Marrotte had a solid game as he continues to rehab a serious ankle injury inflicted during the soccer season. Eleven of thirteen Pipers lit up the scoreboard and the boys from Galt won for the first time on Viking hard wood in a while. Coach Maureen Lemay was impressed with her teams execution and overall depth in the game. The boys are currently 2-0 in ETIAC play and 2-1 in the RSEQ league.
The girls have only played three games in the month of November, but they have looked good doing it despite graduating eight key members from last year’s Championship team. New head coach Glen Faucher has instilled a team system and discipline that the girls are slowly buying into. With eight rookies and four players back from last year’s team they are not expected to meet last year’s accomplishments, but that is not a foregone Dec. 5 Stanstead @ Sr. Girls 4:30 Stanstead @ Sr. Boys 4:30 Salesien @ Jr. Boys 6:15 Dec. 6 Bantam Girls A @ Bantam Girls B 4:15 Dec. 7 Sr. Girls @ Bcs 4:00 Sr. Boys @ Bcs 5:30 Stanstead @ Jr. Girls 5:00 College Rivier @ Jr. Boys 6:30 Bantam A Girls @ Triolet 6:00 Triolet @ Bantam Boys 7:30 Dec. 9 La Pouriere @ Bantam Boys 11:30
Point guard James Murray netted 12 points.
Chris Murphy was the high scorer with 13 points.