Stingers rebound with offensive surge

What began as a slow and even game quickly turned into a triumph for the Concordia Stingers’ men’s basketball team.

Last Saturday afternoon at McGill’s D. Love Competition Hall, the Stingers recovered from their slow start and notched up their third 100+ point win with a 105-82 victory over the McGill Redmen.

This win came less than 24 hours after the Stingers’ 74-64 desolate loss against the number-three ranked Laval Rouge et Or. Apparently, Concordia did not bring any of their angst about their loss to McGill the next day. “We challenged the guys to deal with the adversity of the loss against Laval, and they responded very well. It was a really good game and we had a lot of fun.”

McGill tried hard to fend off Concordia, but failed halfway through the game.

However, consider the challenges that McGill had to play against on Saturday.

Just a week before, 21-year-old centre Pawan Sidhu collapsed in an apartment building and is now resting in critical condition in the hospital. The loss of their teammates obviously affected McGill’s level of play, who seemed to give up early in the game.

The Stingers, however, took advantage of the Redmen weaknesses. Jonathan Dresner was the game’s scoring leading 25 points. Rookie Ben Sormonte from France was close runner-up with 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Forwards Patrick Perrotte and Donal Colkum also contributed to the Stingers’ victory by notching up 18 and 11 points respectively. The Stingers now have a QSSF record of 9-2 and are ranked second in the QSSF. Concordia will soon have a chance to displace the Rouge et Or from the number-one rank in the QSSF. Next Friday night, the Stingers will be traveling to Ste. Foy for their last matchup of the season with their rivals, the Laval Rouge et Or.

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