Gaiters Hoopsters Set For Last Home Games Of 2012
The Bishop’s Gaiters men’s and women’s basketball teams are set for their last home games of 2012. They will host the Laval Rouge et Or on Saturday, November 24 in Mitchell Gymnasium. The women’s tipoff is set for 6 p.m. while the men start at 8 p.m. The women’s hockey squad is also in action as they play a pair of exhibition games in Stanstead, Quebec this weekend.
The women’s basketball team (0-1) is coming off a loss to the Concordia Stingers (3-0) a week ago as they opened their season. The Stingers garnered some national attention as they continued to receive top-10 votes and narrowly missed getting into the poll this week. The Rouge et Or (0-3) are coming off a mid-week game where they hosted UQAM (2-1) on Wednesday. The Rouge et Or lost 66-62 in overtime. A season ago Bishop’s and Laval split their season series as both teams won the two games on their home court.
The Gaiters men’s squad (0-1) is coming off one of the toughest losses in recent memory. They let a 12 point fourth quarter lead slip away as the Concordia Stingers (3-0) stunned Bishop’s in their opener last week. Laval (1-2) is coming off a short week as they beat UQAM (0-3) 87-67 on Wednesday night in Quebec City. The Gaiters will look to exert revenge as the Rouge et Or ended Bishop’s 2011-12 campaign with a win in Lennoxville in the last week of the season. Bishop’s would have clinched a playoff spot with a victory; instead Laval went onto the post season. A year ago the teams split their four games each winning and losing a contest in their own gym. The Gaiters are looking for Mike Andrews (Oakville, Ontario) to continue his strong play as he scored 28 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and turned away six shots against Concordia.
Both games can be seen live on SSN Canada:
Women at 6 p.m. - http://www.ssncanada.ca/game/4843/
Men at 8 p.m. - http://www.ssncanada.ca/game/4844/
The Bishop’s women’s hockey team will be on the road for a pair of exhibition games over the weekend. Despite not playing in Lennoxville it will still feel like they are the home team. The games will take place at the Pat Burns Arena in Stanstead. Saturday, the Polar Bears and Outaouais Express will faceoff at 1 p.m. and Sunday Bishop’s will take on the Ottawa Roadrunners at 11:30 a.m.
The Gaiters women’s and men’s basketball teams will look to get into the win column on Saturday night as they host the Laval Rouge et Or in Mitchell Gymnasium at 6 and 8 p.m. The games will be webcast on SSN Canada. The women’s hockey team will play a pair of exhibition games over the weekend in Stanstead. Follow all of the Bishop’s sports teams in action at www.gaiters.ca.