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FOOTBALL CHEETAHS OFF TO BOL D’OR CHAMPIONSHIP
LOOKING TO DEFEND TITLE AFTER 52-3 ROUT OF BEAUCE
November 12, 2007

The Vanier College Men’s AAA Football Cheetahs are on their way to the Bol d’Or Championship once again after a 52-3 demolishing of the Beauce-Appalaches Condors this past Saturday at Concordia University. Vanier will now face their arch-rival Vieux-Montréal Spartiates, who defeated F. X. Garneau 34-27 in triple overtime on Sunday, in the championship game on Saturday at Diablos Stadium in Trois-Rivières.

The Cheetahs opened the scoring at the 7:46 mark of the first quarter when quarterback Myles Gibbon (#2 at left) connected with Duraney White on an 85-yard touchdown bomb. Wiseborn Aboagye added his first of 7 converts and the slaughter was on. The Cheetahs then tacked on two more first quarter touchdowns on runs of 52 yards by John Jean-Baptiste and 4 yards by Gibbon.

Vanier made it 28-0 when Gibbon broke loose on a 16-yard touchdown dash with only 1:20 to play in the first half and Aboagye chipped in with another extra point.

In the third frame, Aboagye booted a 27-yard field goal to increase the Cheetahs’ lead to 31-0.

After the Condors broke the shutout with a field goal of their own, Gibbon hooked up with Vincent Zucco for a 12-yard touchdown toss and Aboagye notched the convert as the Cheetahs made it 38-3 at 14:10 of the third period. Vanier tacked on 14 more points in the fourth quarter on an electrifying 74-yard interception return by Julien Papineau, a 14-yard touchdown dash by Anatole Roberts and two more Aboagye converts. The Cheetahs were paced on the offense by quarterback Myles Gibbon, (right) who completed 14 of 24 pass attempts for 315 yards while rushing for 21 yards on 7 carries.


Myles Gibbon
Duraney White hauled in 3 passes for 118 yards and John Jean-Baptiste had a tremendous rushing game with 13 carries for 141 yards.

Samael Lavaud
Samael Lavaud (left) anchored the Vanier defense with 14 tackles including a quarterback sack while Ameet Pall (right) contributed 10 tackles to go along with a knocked down pass. James Symianick had an interception along with 2 knockdowns and Nathan Taylor recorded a pick and a knockdown. Matthew Bond-Lapointe had the other interception for the Cheetahs, who will practice hard this week as they prepare to defend their playoff title.

Ameet Pall

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AAA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:
The Women’s AAA Cheetahs Basketball squad improved to a perfect 6-0 with a pair of wins over the weekend. On Thursday, Marie-Eve Martin’s 18 points propelled the Lady Cheetahs to a 72-56 triumph over the Montmorency Nomades, in a game that they led 41-19 at the half. Magalie Beaulieu and Anneth Him Lazarenko each reached double figures in scoring with 16 and 14 points respectively in the win.

The Lady Cheetahs kept on rolling on Sunday with a decisive 83-43 home rout of Sherbrooke. Sophomore sensation Marie-Eve Martin (left) had a tremendous game with 28 points while Anneth Him Lazarenko contributed 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals and Magalie Beaulieu picked up 10 points, 7 assists and 5 steals for first place Vanier.

The ladies will be at Edouard-Montpetit on Friday to take on the Lynx. The tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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AAA MEN'S BASKETBALL:
In Men’s AAA Basketball action, the Cheetahs raised their early season record to 2-2 with a convincing 74-64 win over the Montmorency Nomades this past Thursday at the Vanier College Sports Complex. The Cheetahs held leads of 21 points at half-time and 26 points after three quarters before their guests rallied to make the final outcome respectable. Holando Meus held the hot hand for Vanier with 17 points and 7 rebounds while Anaclet Mulumba Mbayi also had a strong game with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Hernst Laroche netted 14 points to go along with 8 assists and 3 steals and Mike Flannery chalked up 11 points for the Cheetahs, who will visit Edouard-Montpetit this Friday. Game time is 9:00 p.m.


AA MEN'S BASKETBALL:
The Men’s AA Basketball Cheetahs dropped a 67-59 decision to Outaouais this past weekend. They will travel to Hull on Sunday to take on Nouvelles-Frontières.



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