Gryphon hoops men fall to Windsor

WINDSOR – The Guelph Gryphons fell behind, but didn’t let the Windsor Lancers get out of reach in OUA men’s basketball play Saturday at Windsor’s St. Denis Centre.

The Gryphs trailed 26-22 at the end of the first quarter, 51-41 at the end of the second quarter and 67-56 at the end of the third quarter. After falling behind by as much as 15 points in the third quarter, they fought back to close the gap to nine with a minute and a half to go in the game, but they couldn’t get any closer.

Guelph shot five percent higher than Windsor on field goals, but didn’t take as many shots as the Lancers. And the hosts lived by the three-pointer, taking 20 more shots from beyond the arc and sinking nine more than the Gryphs.

The Gryphs had five players hit double figures in scoring as Taylor Boers had 15 points, Daniel Dooley and Aaron Nugent 12 apiece, Banky Alade 11 and Andrew Grant 10. Drew Walford grabbed eight rebounds and had three steals.

Mike Rocca hit for 33 points for Windsor while Randy Oriakhi added 12 and Lucas Orlita had 11. Rocca and Oriakhi each hauled down 11 rebounds while Marcus Jones had three steals.

Bishop Macdonell grads Lucas Wood and Chris Poloniato played for the Lancers. Wood started and finished with six points as he hit two three-pointers. He also had six rebounds, two assists and a steal. Poloniato scored two points as he hit the only field goal he attempted.

The loss was the second in as many league outings for the Gryphs while the game was the season opener for Windsor.

Next up for the Gryphs is a match against the Carleton Ravens at Ottawa Friday at 8 p.m. It’ll be the league opener for the Ravens who went 11-1 in their preseason – 5-1 against NCAA Division I schools.

 

Lancers 90 Gryphons 80
SCORING BY QUARTERS
Guelph       22-19-15-24–80
Windsor     26-25-16-23–90
Team Stats
Field Goals (made-attempted): Guelph 33-71; Windsor 34-82
Field Goal Percentage: Guelph 46.5; Windsor 41.5
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Guelph 4-17; Windsor 13-37
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 23.5; Windsor 35.1
Free Throws (made-attempted): Guelph 10-19; Windsor 9-13
Free Throw Percentage: Guelph 52.6; Windsor 69.2
Rebounds: Guelph 37; Windsor 45
Assists: Guelph 4; Windsor 21
Turnovers: Guelph 18; Windsor 17
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 17; Windsor 21
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 9; Windsor 16
Bench Points: Guelph 25; Windsor 26
Largest Lead: Guelph 1; Windsor 15
Time of Largest Lead: Guelph 1st-00:59; Windsor 3rd-01:25
Individual Stats
GUELPH GRYPHONS
Minutes: Dooley 28; Boers 26; Grant 24; Alade 24; Nugent 23; Walford 21; Yanchus 18; Sobot 14; Naus 14; Weekes 6.
Field Goals (made-attempted): Dooley 5-8; Grant 5-8; Alade 5-8; Boers 5-9; Nugent 4-11; Walford 3-6; Yanchus 3-9; Sobot 2-6; Naus 1-4; Weekes 0-2.
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Boers 2-5; Nugent 1-2; Yanchus 1-5; Dooley 0-1; Grant 0-1; Sobot 0-3.
Free Throws (made-attempted): Boers 3-3; Nugent 3-6; Dooley 2-2; Alade 1-1; Walford 1-2; Naus 0-3; Grant 0-2.
Offensive Rebounds: Nugent 3; Alade 2; Naus 2; Walford 1; Grant 1; Weekes 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Walford 7; Yanchus 6; Dooley 4; Boers 4; Grant 2; Sobot 2; Naus 2.
Overall Rebounds: Walford 8; Yanchus 6; Dooley 4; Boers 4; Naus 4; Grant 3; Nugent 3; Alade 2; Sobot 2; Weekes 1.
Assists: Boers 2; Walford 1; Grant 1.
Steals: Walford 3; Grant 2; Yanchus 2; Boers 1; Sobot 1; Naus 1; Nugent 1.
Blocks: Walford 1; Grant 1; Alade 1.
Turnovers: Dooley 4; Nugent 4; Walford 3; Alade 3; Grant 2; Sobot 1.
Personal Fouls: Grant 4; Dooley 3; Naus 3; Alade 1; Nugent 1; Yanchus 1.
Points: Boers 15; Dooley 12; Nugent 12; Alade 11; Grant 10; Walford 7; Yanchus 7; Sobot 4; Naus 2.
WINDSOR LANCERS
Minutes: Rocca 38; Zrvnar 28; Jones 26; Persaud 24; Oriakhi 23; Orlita 21; Wood 17; Poloniato 11; Clennon 11.
Field Goals (made-attempted): Rocca 10-21; Oriakhi 6-9; Orlita 4-13; Clennon 3-3; Zrvnar 3-9; Jones 3-11; Wood 2-4; Persaud 2-11; Poloniato 1-1.
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Rocca 8-16; Wood 2-4; Orlita 2-8; Zrvnar 1-5; Jones 0-2; Persaud 0-2.
Free Throws (made-attempted): Rocca 5-5; Persaud 2-2; Zrvnar 1-2; Orlita 1-3; Clennon 0-1.
Offensive Rebounds: Rocca 4; Oriakhi 4; Clennon 2; Zrvnar 1; Jones 1; Orlita 1; Wood 1; Persaud 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Rocca 7; Oriakhi 7; Wood 5; Zrvnar 4; Clennon 4; Persaud 2; Orlita 1.
Overall Rebounds: Rocca 11; Oriakhi 11; Wood 6; Clennon 6; Zrvnar 5; Persaud 3; Orlita 2; Jones 1.
Assists: Rocca 5; Jones 5; Persaud 5; Zrvnar 2; Wood 2; Clennon 2.
Steals: Jones 3; Orlita 2; Zrvnar 1; Rocca 1; Wood 1; Oriakhi 1.
Blocks: Zrvnar 1.
Turnovers: Rocca 5; Jones 3; Zrvnar 2; Poloniato 2; Oriakhi 2; Orlita 1; Persaud 1.
Personal Fouls: Clennon 5; Rocca 3; Jones 3; Zrvnar 2; Orlita 2; Oriakhi 2; Persaud 2; Wood 1; Poloniato 1.
Points: Rocca 33; Oriakhi 12; Orlita 11; Zrvnar 8; Jones 6; Wood 6; Persaud 6; Clennon 6; Poloniato 2.
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