Sunday, 4 October 2009

Stingers end Kingston trip with 9 point win at RMC

Concordia went 1-1 vs. CIS teams on the weekend, building a 12 point halftime lead before going on to defeat host RMC Paladins 70-61 Saturday night in Kingston. On Friday, the Stingers were dropped by Queen's. 6'3" Hamza Rahezamihige led the way for the Stingers with 13 points while 6'5" James Clark added 12, 5'10" veteran pg Pierre Thompson had 11 and 6'5" sophomore Evens Laroche finished with 10 in a balanced Concordia attack.

Despite the loss, Paladins Head Coach Scott James was encouraged with his group as RMC competed and stayed within 10 points of the perennially-strong Stingers. Freshman point guard Justin Hall (Halifax) had 14 points to lead all scorers while forward 6'6" Simon Dakin added 11 and 5'10" Gavin Viray-Cox, enjoying his new role focusing on the off-guard spot, added 11.

The teams have a chance to possibly meet again next weekend as both play in the four-team, two-day Concordia NIKE Invitational with the Stingers opening against Laurentian while RMC faces Laurier Golden Hawks.


Anonymous said...

The Concordia RMC game result indicates a couple of things.
First, maybe RMC is at long last showing signs of respectability.
Or maybe Concordia, at this stage of the season anyway, is a mere shadow of last year's team and could be in for a long year.
A thought occured to me while viewing the results of Laval and Concordia...what if the QSSF teams fare very poorly in their non conference games?
Could the season actually start with no team from the Q ranked in the top 10 poll?

Anonymous said...

St. Lawrence College blasted Concordia Saturday afternoon 81-62. Vikings led the Stingers 43-32 at half. Concordia is NOT very good right now.

Alex T. said...

Well, to me, no QSSF teams are deserving of a TOP 10 spot, unless you give Concordia #10 for getting into the Finals last year.

To me, Laval has an edge over UQAM to start the year...leaving Concordia 3rd (unless they get healthy and unless the new guys can fill the shoes of both Buckleys and Gallier.