Men Suc­cess­ful, Women Strug­gle

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The Bishop’s Univer­sity women’s and men’s bas­ket­ball teams hit the road this past weekend trav­el­ling to On­tario to face OUA and Canada West pow­er­houses. The Lady Gaiters played Western, Brock and Wil­frid Lau­rier in ex­hi­bi­tion ac­tion while the men went to Kingston, Ont. for the Queen’s Univer­sity Tin­dall Clas­sic. They played Ryerson, Queen’s and the Univer­sity of Manitoba.

The women be­gan their weekend in Lon­don, Ont. fall­ing 83-38 to the Western Mus­tangs. Bishop’s held close to the Mus­tangs for most of the first quar­ter but Western pulled ahead in the sec­ond frame and did not look back. The Brock Bad­gers were the Lady Gaiters next op­po­nent in St. Cather­ines, Ont. Bishop’s lost 53-17. The Gaiters fin­ished off their road trip in Water­loo, Ont. fall­ing 66-47 to Wil­frid Lau­rier. Bishop’s fin­ished the weekend at 0-3. The Lady Gaiters will host Trin­ity Western Univer­sity, Cape Bre­ton Univer­sity and Brock Univer­sity in the Nike Shoot for the Cure Tour­na­ment from Oct. 18-20 in Mitchell Gym.

The men’s team spent their weekend in Kingston, Ont. for the Queen’s Univer­sity Tin­dall Clas­sic. They faced the Ryerson Rams on Fri­day af­ter­noon. The Rams outscored the Gaiters for the first three quar­ters and went onto a 95-70 vic­tory over Bishop’s. The Gaiters faced the host Queen’s Gaels next. Bishop’s started strong and was up 19-17 on the Gaels af­ter the first quar­ter. Queen’s held the game close but Bishop’s pulled it out in the fourth frame. The Gaiters won 80-72. The Gaiters ended their tour­na­ment against the Manitoba Bi­son. The Gaiters won the first three quar­ters and went onto a 69-52 vic­tory. The Gaiters fin­ished the weekend at 2-1. Up next for the Gaiters, they will travel to Ottawa for the House-Laughton Tour­na­ment on Oct. 18-20.

Bishop’s spread out their scor­ing over the weekend as four play­ers scored in dou­ble dig­its over the three games. New­comer Ma­jid Naji (Lunel, France) was the only Gaiter to reach 10 points in ev­ery game, scor­ing 17 against Ryerson, 11 against Queen’s and 12 against Manitoba.

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