Men Successful, Women Struggle
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.