Naji Named Provigo Robert Lafond Athlete Of The Week
TheBishop’s University Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce that Majid Naji of the men’s basketball team has been named the Provigo Robert Lafond Athlete of the Week. Naji, from Lunel, France was influential in the Gaiters 80-69 win over Laval on Friday night. It was a tightly contested game as both teams played at a quick pace. Naji, the fourth year forward, hit a pivotal jumper to tie the game at 67 with 4:47 left in the fourth frame. It started a Bishop’s 8-0 run and left the Rouge et Or in their dust. The 6-foot-11 economics student went 6-for-10 with 13 points and four boards. He also had two blocks on the night.
The undefeated Gaiters (3-0) will travel to Montreal for a Thursday night showdown against McGill (3-0). The battle for first place in the RSEQ will tip at 8 p.m. in Love Competition Hall. Honourable Mentions
Mara Lis Marchizotti (Women’s Basketball) – was 5-for-9 with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks in the 62-35 loss to Laval.