By Brent Sabino

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CHEETAHS FALL TO CONDORS IN PLAYOFF ACTION
AAA BASKETBALL TEAMS PULL OFF WEEKEND SWEEP
November 9 , 2004


The Vanier College AAA Football Team was eliminated from playoff action this past Saturday with a 37-18 setback at the hands of the visiting Beauce-Appalaches Condors in quarter-final play.

The Condors led 14-0 after the first quarter and took a 34-2 lead at half-time. The visitors then went up 36-2 early in the third frame before the Cheetahs hit paydirt with an 11 yard touchdown run by Pascal Fils. Fils then crossed the goalline on a 5 yard dash at the 9:17 mark of the fourth quarter but it was a case of too little, too late for the home team. Louis Blais connected on a pair of converts and the Cheetahs picked up two safeties to round out the scoring.

Fils propelled Vanier’s offensive attack with 108 yards rushing on 20 carries for a 5.4 yards/carry average. Carl Florexil Duchesne and François Bruno paced the home team’s aerial attack with 4 receptions each for 52 and 42 yards respectively. Defensively, Adam Hrytzak racked up 11 tackles and Tristan Black had 10 as the Cheetahs’ season has come to an abrupt end.


The Lady Basketball Cheetahs kicked off a tremendous weekend of basketball with an upset 70-65 road win over number three ranked Ste-Foy. The ladies jumped out to an early 10-8 lead before the scored see-sawed back and forth throughout the contest. Vanier was up 60-53 with 5 minutes to play but their hosts knotted the score at 65-65 with a single minute remaining. Dranadia Roc then hit a tough baseline jumper with 50 seconds to play to put the Cheetahs ahead to stay. Caroline Hébert led the way for the Lady Cheetahs with 18 points and 9 rebounds while Roc netted 15 points and 5 steals and Heather Eason contributed 13 points to this uplifting triumph. Vanessa Danisi had 12 points and Ebony Morris chalked up 7 steals as Vanier improved to 2-0.

On Sunday, the ladies outlasted Sherbrooke 67-59 at the Vanier College Sports Complex. Vanier saw a 15 point half time lead disappear and their guests rally for a 56-55 advantage with 3 minutes to play. Vanessa Danisi then tied the game with a free throw and Dranadia Roc hit a three-pointer and a tough jumper in the next two possessions to clinch the win. Danisi led all Vanier scorers with 20 points. Roc tallied 19 and Caroline Hébert was an all-round force with 9 points and 10 rebounds to get the Lady Cheetahs off to a sizzling 3-0 start. Coach Chantal Vallée’s squad will play host to St. Lawrence College on Friday at 7:00 p.m.


In Men’s AAA Basketball action, the Cheetahs routed Ste-Foy 88-63 on Friday night in Ste-Foy. The Cheetahs opened a 17-point first half lead and then went ahead by 37 with 9 minutes to play in the game. Adrian Sapp the top point getter for Vanier with 16 points while adding 5 assists. Mark D’Agostino netted 14 points and James Lee had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 helpers. Oliver Borenstein, Greg Page and Colson Sénat recorded 10 points apiece in this road win.

In the second half of Sunday’s double-header, Vanier demolished Sherbrooke 109-60. Mark D’Agostino had a huge game with 26 points and Greg Page had a terrific showing with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Adrian Sapp scored 16 points and 9 assists and Lerry Williams and James Lee notched 13 and 12 points respectively as the Men’s Cheetahs are also off to a 3-0 beginning to the season. Coach Andy Hertzog’s troops will face Champlain-St. Lambert this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Vanier College Sports Complex.


The Men’s AA Basketball Cheetahs dropped an 81-80 nail biter to Montmorency on Sunday. Vanier led 44-37 at the half and had a 10 point advantage after three quarters before Montmorency cut into the lead and hit the game-winning shot with only 2.5 seconds to play. John Korfas held the hot hand for Vanier with 18 points while Victor Paskal showed good leadership and added 14 points. Saad Beg and Matthew Vanier both hit double figures in scoring with 11 and 10 points respectively in the loss. The Cheetahs’ record slipped to 1-2 on the season. They will play host to Lionel-Groulx this coming Friday at 9:00 p.m.


MEN'S SOCCER PROVINCIAL PLAYOFF RESULTS

At the Men’s Soccer Provincial Championships last weekend, the Cheetahs routed Trois-Rivières 7-0 in the semi-final before dropping a 2-1 heart-breaker to Sherbrooke in overtime in the final. Vanier led 1-0 late in the contest despite having 2 goals called back. Sherbrooke then scored in the dying seconds of regulation time and then in the extra session to seal the victory.


BRENT SABINO
PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR
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bsabino@excellentice-kirkland.com

ATHLETICS PHOTOS FROM 2004

MEN'S BASKETBALL:
Various action photos


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:
Various action shots

WOMEN'S FLAG FOOTBALL:
Various photos from the season
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S RUGBY:
Various photos from the season

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