Gaiters Men Win Big At Win­ter Home­com­ing

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Ona beau­ti­ful Sun­day af­ter­noon of win­ter home­com­ing the Bishop’s Gaiters faced off against the Con­cor­dia Stingers. The se­nior’s game was post­poned from Fri­day night due to in­clement weather. With alumni and fam­ily in the stands the Lady Gaiters lost a well-fought game 69-45 and the men won 84-71.

The Lady Gaiters started off the game with a four­minute drought that was bro­ken with a three from Ri­ley Shkimba (Kingston, On­tario). The Gaiters and Stingers kept the score close but Con­cor­dia dropped two threes to take the first quar­ter 18-12. Strong shoot­ing kept the Lady Gaiters within reach. The half­time score was 33-23 Stingers. The Gaiters shots failed to fall in the third quar­ter and they lost it 22-7 as Con­cor­dia ex­tended their lead to 55-30. Bishop’s fought back in the fourth to win the quar­ter 15-14 but it was not enough to win the game as Con­cor­dia took it 69-45.

The lead­ing scorer for Bishop’s was Gabrielle Chamberland (Sher­brooke, Que­bec). In her se­nior game at Mitchell Gym­na­sium she scored 11 points. Shkimba had 10 points and Cather­ine Ron­deau (Sher­brooke) had 10 re­bounds. The Stingers lead­ing scorer was Mar­il­yse Roy-Viau (Mirabel, Que­bec) with 20 points and six re­bounds. Alex Bon­dreau (Sague­nay, Que­bec) contributed 12 points.

The Gaiters men got off to a slow start but came back quickly to take the first quar­ter 23-19.

The sec­ond quar­ter was closely con­tested leav­ing the half­time score at 37-35 in favour of the hosts. Strong scor­ing by se­nior Tim Hunter (Baie d’Urfe, Que­bec) helped the Gaiters grab the mo­men­tum and take a seven-point lead go­ing into the fourth quar- ter. The Gaiters won the game 84-71. Bishop’s shot for 50 per­cent in the con­test.

Top scorer for Bishop’s was Jeremy Leonard-Smith (Ot­tawa) with 23 points and six re­bounds. Mike An­drews (Oakville, On­tario) added 20 points and 10 re­bounds and Scott Ring (Ot­tawa) chipped in with 12 points and eight as­sists. The lead­ing scorer for the Stingers was Evens Laroche (Mon­treal) with 22 points and seven re­bounds. Kyle Des­marais (Mon­treal) and Jerome Blake (Mon­treal) each contributed 15 points for the Stingers.

“We had a very balanced at­tack with five play­ers in dou­ble dig­its,” said head coach Rod Gilpin. “Mike An­drews played very well. We have a must win game this Wed­nes­day when we host Laval.”

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