Friday, 28 January 2011

Concordia 90, Bishop's 86

The Stingers took the lead for good midway through the first quarter, extended to as much as 14 and then held off a couple of late Gaiters runs to keep Bishop' winless and grab a solid road win.  6'5" James Clark had probably his most consistent offensive effort of the second half with 23 points and 5 rebounds and was instrumental in the early 18-3 run that gave Concordia an 11 point first quarter lead.  Fellow fourth-year senior 6'2" Decee Krah (17 points 3-5 3's) clinched the game with 3 with 2 minutes left to stretch Stingers lead back to 6 and they were never seriously threatened.

The Gaiters got a strong performance from 6'2" Onnex Blackwood with 23 points and 6 rebounds.  Blackwood was the catalyst in getting Bishop's back to within 2 at 78-76 with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining with a nice "and 1" and earlier had keyed a run to get the game back to 1 at 29-28 in the second quarter.  But the Stingers withstood every Gaiter run to move to 7-4 on the season.

6'7" third-year forward Kafil Eyitayo had 11 points and 8 rebounds including 4 points during the mid-first quarter run that gave Concordia some breathing room while 6'2" Kyle Desmarais also had 16 in the win.

The Gaiters had 4 players in double figures but shot just 2-14 from beyond the arc in a game in which the teams were whistled for a combined 52 fouls.

Box Score

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So the former nationally ranked Stingers are taken to the wire by winless Bishop's....VERY impressive.
How much did Carleton beat the Gaiters by again?....