Men’s Basketball Could not Sustain their Quick Start
Last Friday night the Isles were on the road to Edouard Montpetit. The first quarter favoured the Isles, who took it by a score of 16-13. The next quarter saw the table turn as Edouard bounced back, winning that quarter 18-10, to take the halftime lead 31-26.
The Isles could not get much going in the third quarter losing falling further behind by a score of 56-44. Abbott made a run in the fourth, but poor shooting from the line and behind the arc cost the Isles the game. The final score was 76-62.
Top performers were Elie Mouyal with 18 points and 11 rebounds; Jordan Thornhill 10 and 8 and rookie Olivier St. Pierre 7 and 10. With the result John Abbott and Edouard Montpetit flip in the standings, with the Isles now holding on to the last playoff spot in 6th place.
Women’s Volleyball Have a Tough Road Ahead.
The Islanders started their day off slowly losing their first two matchups in close games to Montmorency (25-21, 25-20) and André Grasset (25-22, 25-21). Both matches could have gone either way, but the Isles did not play to their potential which resulted in the losses. An easy win over Dawson (25-11, 25-18) set up a must win game against Brébeuf to stay in Section B. The Isles were not able to seize the opportunity and dropped the match in straight sets 25-21, 25-19.
Serve reception was the major problem on the day with a team 1.74 Serve Receive Ratio (SRR), the only player finishing with a decent SRR was Maxime Simoneau with a 2.06. Maxime finished with 25 kills, 35% kill efficiency , Hayley Nesbitt struggled on serve receive but led the team on offense with 29 kills, 41% Kill efficiency and 5 stuff blocks. Marjorie St Louis was the best server on the day with 8 aces, 100% serving and 52 assists. Natasha Fracassi led the team in blocking with 9 stuff blocks and 27 total blocks.
With the drop to Section C the Islanders will look to finish the season off strong in order to give themselves a chance to make the Regionals. The Isles currently sit in 9th place but will need to move back to Section B in the New Year to keep their playoff hopes alive. In order to better prepare, they will be going to Quebec City Jan 6-8 to compete in the Coupe de l’Est Invitational tournament.
Busy Friday on Campus
This Friday (Dec 2nd) will see John Abbott host 4 home events. A basketball double header versus Montmorency with the women tipping off at 19h00, followed by the men at 21h00. Hockey will be facing Andre Laurendeau with puck drop at 19h20. The swim team will be hosting their only meet of the year, with races slated to begin at 19h30.