Sports in brief

Basketball dynamic in win

The men’s basketball team took a convincing 72-49 victory over the Cegep de Sainte-Foy Dynamiques in an exhibition matchup at Bartlett Gym Wednesday evening.

Guard Ryan Hairsine put up a team-leading 22 points in the game, while the Dynamiques struggled to find any offensive flair and self-destructed, combining for 42 fouls.

The Gaels will travel to McGill this weekend for a three game preseason tournament.

-Amrit Ahluwalia

Rugby coach and alumni on the world stage

Men’s rugby head coach Peter Huigenbos, and former player Sean Duke, who played wing for the Gaels last season before transferring to the University of Victoria, have both been chosen to represent Canada during their upcoming four match tour of Europe.

Huigenbos, who has led the Gaels to an undefeated 4-0-1 season and helped them to lock down first place in the OUA East, will be the team’s video analyst.

Canada’s tournament will kick off Nov 1 in Lisbon, where they will face Portugal. After that, they will visit Ireland, Wales and Scotland, wrapping up on Nov 23 in Aberdeen.

-Amrit Ahluwalia

Cross country runs south ragged

The Queen’s men’s and women’s cross country teams competed last weekend in the Hamilton College Cross Country Invitational in Clinton, New York, and Gaels’ Leah Laroque came home with a silver medal.

Laroque finished with the best time out of all of Queen’s representatives clocking in at 18:06.06. Also on the women’s side, Nadia Tatlow finished fourth, Elizabeth Miller fifth and Emily Klassen sixth. Eight members from the women’s side finished in the top 15.

On the men’s side, Gaels’ Josh Potvin won bronze for his time of 26:28.2, and Trevor Walmsley finished in fourth, two seconds behind Potvin. Nine members from the men’s side finished in the top 25.

-Amrit Ahluwalia

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