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