Sunday, 20 February 2011

Gaiters shock Laval

6'4" Alex Audette-Genier had six of his season-high 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Gaiters rallied to come from behind and shock the first place Rouge et Or in front of 1,173 excited fans in Lennoxville for Bishop's second win of the season.  With the loss, Laval drops to second place and allows Concordia Stingers, who made an unlikely come back last night at McGill, to control first place and home advantage through the QUBL playoffs.  Audette-Genier's biggest shot was a three that gave Bishop's a four-point lead with just under a minute to go and came immediately on the heels of a three by Laval's 6'3" J.F. Beaulieu-Mahieux, who led all scorers with 30 points.  The game was tight throughout with no team leading by double digits however the Gaiters jumped on Laval early in the fourth with an 8-0 run, getting the ball inside to 6'10" Mike Andrews and 6'9" Mike McLean.  Laval was never able to re-take the lead in the fourth quarter.  6'7" Tim Hunter had 21 points to lead Bishop's, including 5 in the fourth quarter with some key free throws down the stretch.  Hunter went 4 for 5 from downtown and 7-9 from the field overall.  Gaiters played their second game without former starter 5'11" Orien Green, who is no longer listed on Bishop's roster.  Box Score

Concordia 11-4
Laval 10-5
McGill 9-6
UQAM 5-9
Bishop's 2-13

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surely, this loss to one of the worst teams in Canada will put Laval out of the Blackberry poll....congrats to you, Mark, for having the good sense to have already removed Laval from your poll two weeks ago.
Two things are abundantly clear about the Q.
First, any of the four teams that make the playoffs could win the conference.
Secondly, it won't matter who emerges from the Q because the eventual winner is in for a world of hurt at nationals.