Gaiters Stronger Effort Not Enough As Stingers Swipe A Pair

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

OnThurs­day, Jan­uary 15 the Bishop’s Gaiters women’s bas­ket­ball team trav­elled to the scene of their worst de­feat of the sea­son to face the Con­cor­dia Stingers in Mon­treal in RSEQ Univer­sity bas­ket­ball ac­tion. The hosts once again de­fended their court and rolled to a 69-32 vic­tory. Satur­day, Jan­uary 17 the two squads tipped off again, this time in Len­noxville in the New Gym­na­sium at Bishop’s Univer­sity. De­spite a stronger effort from the pur­ple, the end re­sult was the same, Con­cor­dia tri­umphed 62-48.

Gaiters’ sopho­more Mara Marchizotti (Buenos Aries, Ar­gentina) net­ted seven points, and grabbed three re­bounds on Thurs­day night to lead the way. Rookie Noemie Hamel-Petit chipped in with six points and six re­bounds. She added two blocks and a steal in 26 min­utes on the court.

Satur­day Marchizotti once again was a key cog in the Gaiters’ effort. She scored 12 points, hauled in 13 re­bounds and added one block, one as­sist and a steal in 36 min­utes of play. Point guard Edith Noble­cilla scored 13 points; grabbed four re­bounds, handed out four as­sists and had three steals while play­ing 35 min­utes.

As a group Con­cor­dia took 23 more field goal at­tempts; they were 7-for-33 from be­hind the arc and man­aged to shoot just 32.4 per­cent from the floor. How­ever, they turned the ball over just eight times com­pared to 22 for the Gaiters. Mar­il­yse RoyViau (Mirabel, Que.) led all scor­ers with 16 points. She was one of four Stingers in dou­ble fig­ures.

Bishop’s (0-8) is next in ac­tion on Fri­day, Jan­uary 23 in Que­bec City against the Laval Rouge et Or (3-5). The two squads will turn around quickly to play the sec­ond half of a home and home dou­ble header on Satur­day, Jan­uary 24 in Len­noxville.

Ul­ti­mately all women’s bas­ket­ball teams in the RSEQ will strive to earn a spot in the RSEQ Fi­nal-4 slated for March 5-7 in Mitchell Gym­na­sium on the Bishop’s Univer­sity cam­pus.

Stay up-to-date any­time with Bishop’s Ath­let­ics at www.gaiters.ca

Photo cour­tesy

Vicki May Hamm

Nancy Duch­esne

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