Gaiters Win Big In Front Of Packed Mitchell Gym­na­sium

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Des­marais (Mon­treal) tied the game at 18 as the first quar­ter came to a close.

In the sec­ond quar­ter Con­cor­dia took an­other early lead on the Gaiters, 24-20. Scor­ing on both ends of the floor kept the game close as the Gaiters Jeremy Leonard-Smith (Ot­tawa) dropped a trey to tie the score at 29. Bishop’s shot well, 42.9 per­cent in the half and outscored the Stingers 19-15 in the sec­ond quar­ter to take a 37-33 half­time lead.

Bishop’s held their lead for most of the third quar­ter. Plays by the big men, Hunter and Mike An­drews ( Oakville, On­tario) helped slow down the Stingers ad­vances. This was not enough to keep them at bay as Con­cor­dia took the frame 15-12 and came within one, 49-48 af­ter three quar­ters.

In the fourth quar­ter the Gaiters never sur­ren­dered their lead to the Stingers. Strong shoot­ing from Jonathan Ber­millo (Mon­treal) in paint and the free-throw line helped Bishop’s ex­tend their lead. The game still came down to the last few min­utes of play as the Stingers were within four with just un­der four min­utes left. Bishop’s held on and took the game with a fi­nal score of 70-63. It was their first post sea­son win since 2004.

Lead­ing scorer for Bishop’s was An­drews with 14 points, five re­bounds and four blocks. Ber­millo also had 14 points and five re­bounds in the Gaiters win. Hunter had 13 points and three blocks. Des­marais scored 21 points and added five re­bounds for the Stingers. Evens Laroche (Mon­treal) contributed eight points and 10 re­bounds and Adam Chmielewski (Mon­treal) had 11 points for Con­cor­dia.

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