Champlain Cavaliers > Cavaliers News > Basketball Teams Start 2014 on Winning Notes

untitled_245The Cavaliers started the second half of their seasons this past Sunday (January 12) with a double-header at home against South Shore rivals, Édouard-Montpetit.

The ladies, who were 6-2 going into the holiday break and in 4th place in the highly competitive RSEQ league, got off to a slow start but managed to take a 30-23 lead into half-time. The second half was explosive for the Cavaliers as they dominated, outscoring les Lynx 31-9 in the 2nd half alone. The win moves the Cavaliers, who are now 7-2, ahead of Ste-Foy and into 3rd place due to Dawson currently having the tie-breaker. Jeanne Gaumont had 16 points for the Cavaliers while Isabelle Dion and Sirah Diarra each had 12 points and 8 rebounds.


The men have had a tough first half and are currently in 6th place with a 2-8 record. With new Head Coach Dan Martin at the helm, the Cavaliers were looking to get a key victory to stay in the play-off race. The team started of slow, falling behind in the early minutes but by the end of the 1st quarter they were up by 1. The pace was rough and tumble, with a lot of back and forth between two fairly matched teams. At the half, the Cavaliers had upped their lead to 5, 33-28 (credit regnault). The team exploded in the 3rd quarter, outscoring Édouard 22-7 and took a 20 point lead into the home stretch. The game ended with the Cavaliers winning 66-52 in what many considered to be a must-win. Kasheem Thomas led the team with 21 points, while Alex Paquin, playing his first game since late October, scored 14. Sebastien Denault had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Nick Harvey was also a force on the boards with 10 rebounds.

Both teams head uptown to face Vanier on Thursday, January 16th. The women tip-off at 7:00 PM while the men begin at 9:00 PM.