Bishop’s stung by Con­cor­dia over the week­end

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

Gaiters bas­ket­ball was back in ac­tion on Thurs­day night in Mon­tréal to face Con­cor­dia. De­spite a solid ef­fort, both the men’s and women’s team fell to the Stingers on Thurs­day and later on Satur­day in Len­noxville.

The men’s 37-35 lead in the first half on Thurs­day was not enough to beat Con­cor­dia, who pushed through in the fi­nal quar­ter to take the 78-68 win. Ab­dul Ka­mane and Joany Cas­tor-thadal were the team lead­ers with 13 points each. The Stingers’ Olivier Si­mon and Adrian Arm­strong led the game with 21 and 15 points re­spec­tively.

The women’s team was met with the same fate on Thurs­day as they fell 66-53 in Mon­tréal against Con­cor­dia. Gaiter Ash­ley Mil­homme led the game with 22 points while Amaiquen Si­cil­iano ac­cu­mu­lated 11 points. The Stingers dom­i­nated Bishop’s in the first half, outscor­ing the Gaiters 21-2 in the sec­ond quar­ter. De­spite find­ing back their mojo and outscor­ing Con­cor­dia 42-27 in the sec­ond half, Bishop’s was un­able to se­cure a come­back.

Mitchell Gym was buzzing on Satur­day night as the men’s team faced Con­cor­dia for a sec­ond time over the week­end. A layup by Jor­dan Thorn­hill with 1.2 sec­onds left to the game forced over­time but it was not enough for the Gaiters, who even­tu­ally lost 99-94. It was a thrilling game, with 16 lead changes and 20 ties. Bishop’s had five scor­ers with dou­ble dig­its, with Ner­vens De­mos­thene lead­ing with 18 points.

The women’s team suf­fered a greater loss on Satur­day, fall­ing 75-57 to the Stingers in Len­noxville. Maude Ar­cham­bault led Bishop’s with 24 points, a reg­u­lar sea­son record for her. It was a small ro­ta­tion game with both teams only play­ing seven play­ers through­out the 40minute match.

The Gaiters will be back in ac­tion on Thurs­day and Satur­day in Mon­tréal and then Len­noxville against the UQAM Ci­tadins. The women’s games will tip off at 6 p.m. while the men will play at 8 p.m.

EMERY GBODOSSOU

The Stingers beat Bishop’s four times over the week­end de­spite the Gaiters’ best ef­forts.

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