Des­marais Named Provigo, Robert

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

T Recre­ation is pleased to an­nounce that Kyle Des­marais of the men’s bas­ket­ball team has been named this week’s Provigo, Robert La­fond Ath­lete of the Week. His Gaiters topped the Con­cor­dia Stingers 76-69 Thurs­day night in Mon­treal.

Des­marais, a fifth-year trans­fer scored 18 points on 6-for-14 shoot­ing in­clud­ing a pair of bas­kets from beyond the arc as he led the Gaiters to their sec­ond win in as many games in the young 2014 RSEQ Univer­sity bas­ket­ball cam­paign. The 6-foot2 Mon­treal na­tive is no stranger to the Con­cor­dia gym­na­sium. He played for the Stingers for three sea­sons, earn­ing RSEQ all-star sta­tus each year. Des­marais added two steals, two as­sists and a re­bound in 31 min­utes to round out his stat line on Thurs­day night.

The Gaiters (2-0) sit alone atop the RSEQ stand­ings as they get set to face the Laval Rouge et Or (1-1) in Que­bec City on Thurs­day night. Des­marais sits in third place in the RSEQ in scor­ing av­er­ag­ing 15.5 points per game. The for­mer RSEQ Most Valu­able Player is also third in min­utes played av­er­ag­ing 33.5 through two con­tests.

Des­marais and the Gaiters started the sea­son on the right foot win­ning their first two games. Ul­ti­mately they will look to claim an RSEQ Cham­pi­onship and re­turn to the CIS Fi­nal-8 for the first time since 1999 in March. They will have home court RSEQ Fi­nal-4 from March 5-7, 2015 in Mitchell Gym­na­sium. Stay tuned to www.gaiters.ca for com­plete de­tails on all the

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