Gaiters Come Up Short In Pair Against Rouge Et Or

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

De­spitea pair of strong ef­forts from the Bishop’s Univer­sity women’s bas­ket­ball team, they dropped a pair of con­tests to the Laval Rouge et Or over the week­end. Laval tri­umphed 75-65 in Que­bec City on Fri­day and earned a 48-36 win on Satur­day in the New Gym on the Bishop’s Univer­sity Cam­pus.

Bishop’s scored a sea­son-high 65 points on Fri­day night led by Eloisa Katz (Raanana, Is­real) who net­ted 15 in just 16 min­utes of court time. Un­for­tu­nately for Bishop’s the hosts scored 75 in the provin­cial cap­i­tal and pulled out the vic­tory. Sopho­more point-guard Edith Noble­cilla (Quito, Ecuador) and rookie Noemie Hamel-Petit (Magog, Que.) each chipped in with 13 points.

On Satur­day, the Gaiters tight­ened up de­fen­sively, hold­ing Laval to 48 points but un­for­tu­nately shot just 23.3 per­cent from the floor and lost 48-36 in front of their home­town fans. Hamel-Petit led Bishop’s scor­ing ef­fort with nine points and she also grabbed 11 re­bounds in 34 min­utes. The Gaiters took

eight more field-goal at­tempts than Laval who them­selves were only 25 per­cent from the floor. Laval was able to shoot 19 of 27 from the free-throw line while Bishop’s was just 7-for-11.

“We tight­ened up de­fen­sively tonight,” said Alex Perno, the Gaiters head coach after the game on Satur­day. “We com­peted hard but could not fin­ish on the of­fen­sive end. Last night we ex­e­cuted very well on of­fense, we need to put it all to­gether to be suc­cess­ful.”

Bishop’s (0-10) head into their bye week. They are next in ac­tion on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 6 at 6 p.m. when they host the UQAM Ci­tadins (6-2). The Game will follow in the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the new sports cen­tre and is slated to take place in the newly ren­o­vated Mitchell Gym.

Follow ev­ery­thing Bishop’s Gaiters in­clud­ing the lead up and com­plete cov­er­age of the 2015 RSEQ Fi­nal-4 that will take place in Mitchell Gym from March 5-7 at www.gaiters.ca

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