Athletes Of The Week
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.”