Figured I’d take the chance to introduce the Stingers, seeing as I have been, and will be, referencing them throughout the blog (blog was just underlined on my Microsoft word spell check… apparently it is not a real word):
The Stingers themselves went 15-1 in the Quebec University Basketball League this past season, before sweeping through the playoffs and earning the provincial title.
As the top-ranked team in the country heading into the national quarter-finals, the Stingers season came to an abrupt end with a 62-61 loss to 8th-seeded St. Mary’s.
Coach John Dore:
In his 18th season with the Stingers, he is the brains behind this trip to Israel, and I am convinced that there is not one person in the basketball world that he does not know.
Making his fourth visit to Israel, Dore has been here before with Canada’s Macabee Basketball Team, and for coaching clinics.
His relationship with Atlanta Hawks owner Ed Peskowitz led to Concordia’s being invited to next week’s Friendship Games from Tel Aviv.
#3 Levi Vann- Transfer student from Saskatchewan… likes to shoot long distance
#5 Damian Buckley- Considered one of the top point guards in the country
# 11 Pierre Thompson- Only 19 years-old, the 5’11” point guard is finishing his 2nd year
#14 Sebastien Martin- Teammates call the Granby native the hardest working rookie
#15 Andre Johnny- Concordia’s first-man off the bench this year, should start next season
#22 Desmond Murphy- Big man out of Dawson should has increased playing time on trip
#23 Dwayne Buckley- Quebec Conference Defensive Player of the Year
#33 Patrick Perrotte- This marks the end for the 5th-year-senior, and all-Canadian
#35 Jamal Gallier- The 6’7” big-man out of Toronto, is the team’s starting centre