Gaiters Host Uqam Wed­nes­day Night In Mitchell Gym­na­sium

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheBishop’s Gaiters men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball teams are once again home for a mid-week game. The UQAM Citadins will travel to Len­noxville to­day, Jan­uary 23 to face the Gaiters. The women play at 6 p.m. with the men to fol­low at 8 p.m.

Wed­nes­day’s women’s match-up will be the third this year be­tween Bishop’s (0-8) and the Citadins (6-3). UQAM has had the Gaiters num­ber in the pre­vi­ous two. Bishop’s fell 76-50 in Mon­treal on Jan­uary 6th. That was fol­lowed up with a 66-55 loss in Mitchell Gym just three days later. The Gaiters Gabrielle Chamberland (Sher­brooke, Que­bec) scored 19 and 11 points re­spec­tively in the two con­tests, while Ri­ley Shkimba (Kingston, On­tario) paced Bishop’s with 16 points in the sec­ond game. The Citadins were led by Va­lerie Gau­vin (Longueuil, Que­bec) who scored 14 and 16 points in the two match-ups.

Bishop’s is coming off ar­guably their best half of bas­ket- ball where they outscored the Con­cor­dia Stingers (6-2) 29-21 on Satur­day in Mon­treal. Un­for­tu­nately a 41-25 half­time deficit was too large for the Gaiters to fin­ish off a come­back.

The Bishop’s Gaiters men’s team (5-3) is on a two game los­ing streak af­ter win­ning five in a row. They have dropped con­tests to the McGill Red­men (6-2), last Wed­nes­day in Mitchell Gym and the Con­cor­dia Stingers (5-3) on Satur­day in Mon­treal. The pair of losses has knocked the Gaiters out of first place in the con­fer­ence and out of the top-10 in Canada. Last week they were ranked ninth.

The Gaiters and UQAM Citadins (3-6) have played a pair of games this sea­son and Bishop’s has won both. On Jan­uary 6th in Mon­treal, it was Bishop’s sneak­ing away with a 68-66 win. They fol­lowed that up three days later with a 69-58 vic­tory in Mitchell Gym­na­sium. Tim Hunter (Baie D’urfe, Que­bec), Jeremy LeonardSmith (Ot­tawa) and On­nex Black­wood (Scar­bor­ough, On­tario) all scored in dou­ble fig­ures in both games for Bishop’s. Gre­gory St-Amand (Laval, Que­bec) scored 17 and 13 points re­spec­tively for UQAM but left the sec­ond game af­ter play­ing just 15 min­utes due to in­jury.

The Bishop’s men will look to lock up the sea­son se­ries with UQAM on Wed­nes­day night in Mitchell Gym­na­sium while the Gaiters women hope to avoid a sim­i­lar fate. The women’s game will tip off at 6 p.m. with the men to fol­low at 8 p.m. Both games will be we­b­cast live on SSN Canada. Get all of your Gaiters news and in­for­ma­tion at www.gaiters.ca.

Bishop’s Univer­sity De­part­ment of Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation is pleased to an­nounce that Bai­ley Traf­fod of the women’s bas­ket­ball team has been named Provigo Robert La­fond Ath­lete of the Week.

The Cen­tre­ville, New Brunswick na­tive played a pair of strong games for the Gaiters last week. Bishop’s

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