Sylla sensational but Martlets succumb to Stingers in college hoops
Mariam Sylla, a native of Guinea, posted her seventh “double-double” in 11 league games but it was all for naught as No.10-ranked Concordia survived a fourth-quarter scare and bounced back to defeat McGill 71-66 in Quebec university women's basketball action before 750 at Love Competition Hall, Friday.
The win moved Concordia into a tie with McGill for first-place atop the RSEQ conference standings. Both teams are 8-3 with five games remaining before playoffs.
The game served as McGill's annual “Shoot for the Cure” fundraiser for breast cancer and raised $1,500. Combined with the women's volleyball team, which held a “Dig for the Cure” game last semester, the two events raised $3,400 for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.
Sylla, who is arguably the leading candidate for CIS rookie-of-the-year honours, tallied 23 points and 11 rebounds, to go along with a pair of blocks and a steal. She shot 8-for-21 from the floor, 0-for-1 from the arc and 7-for-9 from the foul-line.
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