Marchizotti And Naji Provigo Robert La­fond Ath­letes Of The Week

Stanstead Journal - - LENNOXVILLE NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

The Bishop’s Univer­sity Depart­ment of Ath­let­ics and Recre­ation is pleased to an­nounce that Mara Marchizotti of the women’s bas­ket­ball team and Ma­jid Naji of the men’s bas­ket­ball team have been named the Provigo Robert La­fond Ath­letes of the Week.

Marchizotti, from Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina, led the Gaiters (0-8) in points with seven in 28 min­utes in a 69-32 loss to Con­cor­dia (3-3) on Thurs­day night in Mon­treal. Bishop’s fell 62-48 to the Stingers on Satur­day at home. The sec­ond year Fine Arts stu­dent recorded a dou­ble-dou­ble with 12 points and 13 re­bounds in the sec­ond con­test.

The Lady Gaiters will play Laval (3-5) on Fri­day Jan. 23 in Que­bec City and at home on Satur­day Jan. 24. Both games will start at 6 p.m.

Naji, from Lunel, France, helped the Gaiters (4-4) in two tight games against the Stingers (2-4) this past week­end. He scored 15 points and had 12 re­bounds in Bishop’s 86-84 over­time loss to Con­cor­dia on Thurs­day night. The fifth-year Eco­nomics stu­dent added five as­sists, two steals and one block to his stat line. At home on Satur­day night, he scored two points, had eight re­bounds and two steals in the Gaiters 59-40 win over the Stingers.

“Ma­jid used his 6-foot-11 frame well in these two games,” said head coach Rod Gilpin. “He av­er­aged 10 re­bounds and cer­tainly was a pres­ence in­side. He has im­proved over his play from last year and con­tin­ues to get bet­ter ev­ery day.”

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