Mcgill’s Three Point Shoot­ing Buries Gaiters

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Mon­treal

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.

Sarah Poudrier

Chris Murphy was the high scorer with 13 points.

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