Gaiters Win Big In Front Of Packed Mitchell Gymnasium
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.