Ath­letes Of The Week

Stanstead Journal - - LENOXVILLE NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheBishop’s Gaiters De­part­ment of Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation is pleased to an­nounce that bas­ket­ball play­ers On­nex Black­wood and Gabrielle Chamberland have been named Provigo Robert La­fond Ath­letes of the Week.

Black­wood, a 6’2” guard from Scar­bor­ough, On­tario was a key player in the Gaiters three reg­u­lar sea­son wins in six days last week. The so­ci­ol­ogy stu­dent scored 44 points and grabbed 17 re­bounds while av­er­ag­ing over 34 min­utes on the court in the con­tests. Bishop’s beat UQAM twice in a home and home se­ries and topped the Laval Rouge et Or in Que­bec City on Fri­day night to ex­tend their league win­ning streak to five games and im­prove their record to 5-1 on the year. The Gaiters cur­rently sit alone in first place in the RSEQ.

The Sher­brooke na­tive Chamberland has un­ques­tion­ably been the Gaiters leader on the court through­out the sea­son. De­spite her squad drop­ping three games in six days last week the 5’8” guard put up im­pres­sive num­bers. She av­er­aged 32 min­utes of play­ing time, scored 47 points in the three games and shot 19-26 from the free throw line. The busi­ness ma­jor con­tin­ues to be a bright spot in the Gaiters sea­son as the losses dropped them to 0-6 on the year.

Black­wood and Chamberland will be back in ac­tion for a pair of games this week. Tonight, they will host the McGill Martlets and Red­men in Mitchell Gym­na­sium. The women will start at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. Satur­day, Jan­uary 19th both Gaiter squads will travel to Mon­treal to face the Con­cor­dia Stingers. The women will tip-off at 2 p.m. with the men to fol­low at 4 p.m.

Bishop’s Ath­let­ics is proud to have our ath­lete of the week spon­sored by Provigo, Robert La­fond. Len­noxville United Church, Neil Hodge of St. An­drew’s Pres­by­te­rian and Greg Rediker and Bev­erly Dame of St. Barn­abas Angli­can in North Hat­ley. “It was great fun, “said Bev­erly Dame. “Paul Caron gave an ex­cel­lent clinic be­fore the first match and ev­ery­one was so help­ful and sup­port­ive.

Tro­phies went to youngest curler Jesse Suther­land and old­est curler Ge­orge MacDougall. Colby Suther­land took home tro­phy for curl­ing in each match; 24 ends. Skip Fi­dler was awarded one for the best hat.

“Spe­cial thanks to the North Hat­ley Curl­ing Club for their hos­pi­tal­ity and skill in or­ga­niz­ing the event,” said Baldwin. “The curlers are look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing next year.”

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