A Week to Forget

Stingers Lose Two Straight Heading into Playoffs

  • Point guard Adam Chmielewski hopes to lead the Stingers to victory in their semi-final match-up against Bishop’s this Saturday in Quebec City. Photos Matt Garies

The Concordia Stingers men’s basketball team is heading into the postseason on a cold streak after dropping their final two regular season games this past weekend.

The Concordia Stingers men’s basketball team is heading into the postseason on a cold streak after dropping their final two regular season games this past weekend.

The Stingers first lost their final road game to the Bishop’s Gaiters by a score of 78-76 on Friday before losing 63-56 in their season finale at home against the McGill Redmen the following afternoon.

The losses give the Stingers an 8-8 record and a third-place finish in their conference in an up-and-down season: the team lost its opening three games before going on a six-game winning streak followed by another three-game losing streak.

The Stingers have now won only twice in their last seven games, an ominous sign with the playoffs up next.

However, centre Zach Brisebois is still optimistic about his team’s chances at winning the RSEQ title.

“We had a lot of new guys so we started off slow,” Brisebois said.

“But I think we’ve really come together and we finished probably better than a lot of people expected.

“Next weekend, we’ll try to make some noise and surprise some more people.”

Before Saturday’s game against McGill, the Stingers honoured Brisebois, forward Taylor Garner and guard Jean-Andre Moussignac, who are all set to graduate after the season.

The trio will be in search of their third RSEQ championship, after winning it in 2011 and 2012.

“All three of us, finishing with three championships is going to be pretty good,” said a confident Moussignac.

The Stingers will face Bishop’s University in the RSEQ semi-finals on Saturday.

The winner will take on the victor of the Laval-McGill matchup in the RSEQ final on Sunday. All playoff games will take place at Université Laval.

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