Tough week­end for Gaiters’ bas­ket­ball

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL SPORTS - By Em­i­lie Hack­ett Spe­cial to the Record

The Bishop’s Univer­sity’s men and women’s bas­ket­ball teams suf­fered four losses this week­end against Mcgill Univer­sity and Univer­sité de Laval. These re­sults push the men’s team to 3-3 while the women’s fall 1-5 in con­fer­ence play for the end of 2018.

Ash­ley Mil­homme led the women’s team on Thurs­day, Nov. 29 in Que­bec City with 18 points, but it was not enough for the Gaiters, who fell 73-58 against No. 1 Laval. The Rouge et Or trailed be­hind in the first quar­ter but picked up mo­men­tum for the next three quar­ters, ac­cu­mu­lat­ing 39 points in the sec­ond half while Bishop’s only scored 28. Laval is now 5-0 and sits at the top of the RSEQ stand­ings.

The men’s team met the same fate against Laval, de­spite Kevin Davis’s and Ner­vens De­mos­thene’s 16 points each, fall­ing 81-69 on Thurs­day in Que­bec City. With a tight first, third, and fourth quar­ter, with a dif­fer­ence of one to three points, the game was ul­ti­mately de­cided in the sec­ond quar­ter, as the Gaiters trailed be­hind the Rouge et Or by seven points. Laval now sits last in the RSEQ stand­ings with a 1-4 record, as Bishop’s pro­vided them with their only win so far.

De­spite a re­turn to Len­noxville and a rowdy crowd, the women’s team crum­bled un­der pres­sure in the sec­ond half against Mcgill on Satur­day, Dec. 1. With 1:21 re­main­ing in the fourth quar­ter, the teams were tied 59-59. The Gaiters were un­able to hold off the Martlets, who won 65-59. Metch­line Ga­belus’s 14 points, six re­bounds, and three as­sists were not enough to beat Mcgill, which now has a 3-2 record and stands in third place in the RSEQ stand­ings, right ahead of Bishop’s. The Gaiters will be back in ac­tion on Dec. 29 as they host a Christ­mas Tour­na­ment. They will be fac­ing the Ot­tawa Gee-gees on Dec. 29 and the Car­leton Ravens on Dec. 30. Their next RSEQ face-off will be Jan. 10 against Con­cor­dia in Mon­treal.

The Red­men fi­nally got their re­venge against the Bishop’s men’s team, as they beat the Gaiters 68-56 in Len­noxville on Satur­day. Mcgill started off the game with ten unan­swered points, but Bishop’s was even­tu­ally able to catch up, en­ter­ing half time tied at 28. De­mos­thene shined bright with another 16 points but the Red­men oust­cored the Gaiters 23-14 in the fi­nal frame, lead­ing to their vic­tory. Mcgill now im­proves to 3-2 in the RSEQ con­fer­ence, tak­ing the sec­ond spot in the stand­ings, right above the Gaiters. Bishop’s will be back in ac­tion on Jan. 10 against the Con­cor- dia Stingers in Mon­treal.

EMERY GBODOSSOU

It was an un­suc­cess­ful week­end for the Gaiters as they ac­cu­mu­lated four losses against Laval and Mcgill.

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