Gaiters Put Out Fire To Beat Stingers

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Len­noxville, Sher­brooke

TheGaiters men’s bas­ket­ball squad (4-10) kept their RSEQ play­off dreams alive with a 74-66 win over the Con­cor­dia Stingers (9-6). Con­cor­dia opened the game shoot­ing and held the Gaiters to 18 points com­pared to their 33 in the first frame. Bishop’s found their foot­ing in the se­cond frame bring­ing the Stingers half­time lead to 44-37. The Gaiters con­tin­ued their come­back in the third quar­ter with Peter We­ston (Que­bec City) scor­ing nine of his 12 points in the quar­ter.

Af­ter a short break at the be­gin­ning of the fourth quar­ter due to a fire alarm the game re­sumed. Bishop’s and Con­cor­dia traded the lead till the Gaiters pulled ahead with over three min­utes to play. Mon­treal na­tive, Ab­dul Ka­mane so­lid­i­fied the win with a layup with 50 sec­onds to play and put Bishop’s up by six. Bishop’s won 74-66 over the Stingers.

In his se­nior night, Jona Ber­millo (Mon­treal) led the Gaiters with 14 points and had six re­bounds. Rookie Dun­can Lambert from Kingston, Ont. had a ca­reer high in the pur­ple and sil­ver with 13 points. In the hunt for RSEQ Rookie of the Year, Ka­mane had 12 points and seven re­bounds.

For the Stingers, Sch­nei­ders Suf­frard (Mon­treal) led the team with 13 points and seven re­bounds in 36 min­utes on the floor. Inti Sali­nas (Tus­con, Ari­zona) had 12 points.

Bishop’s will be in Mon­treal on Satur­day, Feb. 27 to play the No. 8 McGill Red­men at 4 p.m.

Notes: Be­fore tip-off Head Coach Rod Gilpin spoke about grad­u­at­ing player Jona Ber­millo.

At the 9:14 mark of the fourth quar­ter there was a false fire alarm that caused a 25-minute de­lay in the game.

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