Marchizotti And Naji Provigo Robert Lafond Athletes Of The Week
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.”