Imposing Their Will
Offensive Explosion Leads Concordia to Win Over UQAM
Ten different Concordia players scored in the Stingers 72-57 win over the Citadins Thursday night, with five of them scoring at least 10 points or more. This storyline wasn’t what Concordia men’s basketball team head coach John Dore was most proud of though.
“We played great defense in the first half,” said Dore. “We followed the game plan, we trapped them and got some turnovers.”
The Stingers offense caught fire in the third quarter, scoring 29 points, which was more than they had accumulated during the entire first half.
As the Stingers stretched their lead to nearly 20 points, Con U had their home gymnasium abuzz with multiple dunks from forwards Ken Beaulieu and an alley-oop dunk from Jean-Louis Wanya.
In November, the Stingers fought to comeback against UQAM, only to see their attempt fall short. This past Thursday night, the Stingers had a solution to any attack that was launched by the Citadins.
“We’re getting better as a team, we’re playing more people and players understand their roles better,” said Dore after the game.
The Stingers will play at UQAM on Saturday, and they are ready for the hostile crowd that awaits them.
“I know they’ll come at us even harder than they did tonight. I feel like we can handle the challenge and I’m looking forward to that,” said Concordia’s guard Mukiya Post who scored 13 points in Thursday’s game.
The Stingers now with a 3-4 record will be facing the Citadins (2-5) this Saturday at UQAM’s Centre Sportif. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.