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