by John Austen
Basketball Stingers look for consistency
After three losses to open the season, the Concordia mens basketball
team rebounded with three straight wins before losing their two games
last weekend an 80-68 loss to Laval and a 77-69 setback at the
hands of the Bishops Gaiters.
During their winning streak, the Stingers upset the No. 3-ranked Laval
Rouge et Or 73-69 right in Ste. Foy. The Stingers took a 31-22 lead in
the first half and held on. Rookie Patrick Perrotte led the way, scoring
19 points and adding seven rebounds. Veteran Gavin Musgrave chipped in
with 13 points, while captain Dan Lacasse had 10 points.
The Stingers also defeated McGill 96-86 at Concordia Gym. Rastko Popovic
was the big scorer with 26 points.
The womens team has a 3-5 record after losing both weekend games
70-55 to Laval, and 71-55 to Bishops.
Big ice win in Ottawa
The Stingers mens hockey team kept their slim playoff hopes alive
with a 6-3 win over the Gee-Gees in Ottawa last Sunday. Concordia sits
last in the tough four-team division and must record 11 of a possible
12 points in their final six league games to have a chance of making the
post season. Three of the four teams advance.
Concordia also took on McGill at the Pierrefonds Sportsplexe 4-Glaces
on Saturday and lost 4-1 to their crosstown rivals.
[Playing in the West Island] is good for us because we have a large
student base in the West Island, said Stinger head coach Kevin Figsby.
We also have a large number of players in our program from the West
Island. I think its great that Concordia and McGill can work together
to help minor hockey.
Several Concordia players have West Island connections. Pat Theriault
(Dorval), Derek Legault (Kirkland), Joey DAmico (Lachine) and Mathieu
Lendick (Ile Bizard) all played for the Lac St. Louis Midget AAA Lions.
Also, Sean Tilleys hockey career includes stops with North Shore
hockey and John Abbott.
Athletes of the week
Dominique Rancour of the womens hockey team and Patrick Perrotte
of the mens basketball team were recently named Concordia Stinger
athletes of the week.
Rancour, a tenacious second-year centre, scored two goals including the
game-winner in Concordias 6-3 victory over the No. 7-ranked Wilfrid
Laurier Golden Hawks on Sunday. The Charlesbourg, native is a human relations
Perrotte, a native of Verdun, scored 19 points and collected seven rebounds
in Concordias impressive 73-64 victory over the No. 3-ranked Laval
Rouge et Or. He also chipped in 11 points and four rebounds in the Stingers
96-86 win over the McGill Redmen. He is a first-year leisure sciences