Gaiters Fall Just Short In The Pro­vin­cial Cap­i­tal

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheBishop’s Gaiters bas­ket­ball teams faced off against the Laval Rouge et Or last Satur­day night in Que­bec City. Both teams fell in the fi­nal minute. The women lost 50-46 and the men came up short 69-67.

The Lady Gaiters had a force­ful start to the game tak­ing a 6-0 lead on the Rouge et Or. Laval came back to close the lead af­ter the first quar­ter 11-8. It was close through the sec­ond, with both teams shoot­ing above 35 per­cent from be­yond the arc. The Rouge et Or took a small 25-23 lead at half. Play was tightly con­tested at both ends of the floor in the third and fourth quar­ters. The Gaiters had a one point lead in the last 40 sec­onds of the fourth but Laval an­swered with a three pointer to take a two point lead. Bishop’s never re­cov­ered and the Rouge et Or won the game 50-46.

Bishop’s top scorer was Gabrielle Chamberland (Sher­brooke, Que­bec) with 15 points. Ri­ley Shkimba (Kingston, On­tario) contributed 13 points and nine re­bounds and Cather­ine Ron­deau (Sher­brooke) had 11 points and seven as­sists in the closely con­tested game. Mar­jorie Fer­land (Que­bec City) had 10 points and five as­sists in the Rouge et Or win while El­yse Jobin (Monc­ton) had nine points and six re­bounds.

The Bishop’s men’s bas­ket­ball team took to the court on Satur­day af­ter an ex­cit­ing women’s match. The men had a slow start as the Rouge et Or took the first quar­ter 20-12. The Gaiters showed their strong shoot­ing abil­ity and re­sponded to take a 35-28 half­time ad­van­tage. Laval fought back in the third di­min­ish­ing Bishop’s lead. They took the lead early in the fourth quar­ter. The score was 60-53 Laval with less than six min­utes to play. Bishop’s pur­sued a come­back but fell just short in the fi­nal minute, fall­ing 69-67.

Mike An­drews (Oakville, On­tario) scored 14 points and had eight re­bounds for the Gaiters. Jonathan Ber­millo (Mon­treal) put up 12 points and Matt McLean (Ot­tawa) had four blocks. Thibaud Dezut­ter (Na­mur) man­aged 20 points for the Rouge et Or. Boris Hadz­imu­ra­tovic (Sara­jevo) contributed 15 points and 13 re­bounds to Laval’s win.

The Gaiters will be home this up­com­ing week to take on the McGill Martlets and Red­men. The two will face off for the third time this sea­son to­day Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 30th in Mitchell Gym­na­sium. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.

Come sup­port your Gaiters and keep up to date with all Gaiters ath­let­ics at www.gaiters.ca.

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