Gryphon hoops men hang on to top Toronto

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons preserved their victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues Saturday by hitting two three-pointers and a jumper during a stretch of just less than a minute and a half late in the fourth quarter during their OUA men’s basketball league game at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

Guelph defeated Toronto 70-63.

The Gryphs led 16-10 at the end of the first quarter, 36-30 at halftime and 50-44 at the end of the third quarter.

Guelph never trailed by more than a point and did expand its lead to 11 points midway through the third quarter before Toronto chipped away at it a bit.

The difference in the game might have been Guelph’s three-point shooting as the Gryphs gained 27 points on three-pointers while Toronto gained nine. The Gryphs hit 43 percent from beyond the arc while the Varsity Blues hit 24 percent. Guelph also sank six more free throws than Toronto as the Gryphs took 21 free throws, 12 more than the Varsity Blues. The Gryphs also outrebounded their guests 44-25.

Daniel Dooley and Drew Walford scored 13 points apiece for the Gryphs while Taylor Boers had 10 and Jonathan Wallace had nine. Banky Alade grabbed 10 rebounds while Walford had nine. Wallace had four assists while Jordan Sobot had two steals.

Reilly Reid collected 16 points for Toronto while Sage Usher had 14 and Daniel Johansson had 10. Reid and Christopher Barrett each had four rebounds.

The win was the second of the season for the Gryphs and leaves them at 2-5 while the Varsity Blues are 3-3.

The Gryphs are on the road next weekend with games against the Laurentian Voyageurs (4-1) at Sudbury Friday night and the Nipissing Lakers (3-2) at North Bay Saturday night.

 

Gryphons 70 Varsity Blues 63
SCORING BY QUARTER
Toronto     10-20-14-19–63
Guelph     16-20-14-20–70

 

 

TEAM STATS
Field Goals (made-attempted): Toronto 25-67; Guelph 24-68.
Field-Goal Percentage: Toronto 37.3; Guelph 35.3.
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Toronto 6-25; Guelph 9-21.
Three-Point Percentage: Toronto 24.0; Guelph 42.9.
Free Throws (made-attempted): Toronto 7-9; Guelph 13-21.
Free-Throw Percentage: Toronto 77.8; Guelph 61.9.
Rebounds: Toronto 25; Guelph 44.
Assists: Toronto 8; Guelph 15.
Turnovers: Toronto 13; Guelph 13.
Points off Turnovers: Toronto 16; Guelph 10.
Second-Chance Points: Toronto 5; Guelph 11.
Bench Points: Toronto 17; Guelph 25.
Largest Lead: Toronto 1; Guelph 11.
Time of Largest Lead: Toronto 1st-8:55; Guelph 3rd-4:10.

 

TORONTO VARSITY BLUES
Starters: Johansson, Reid, Pedican, Paradina, Usher.
Minutes: Reid 33, Usher 32, Johansson 27, Barrett 25, Ruttenberg 24, Pedican 17, Paradina 16, Morris 13, Rejman 12.
Field Goals (made-attempted): Reid 6-12, Johansson 5-10, Usher 5-13, Ruttenberg 2-4, Pedican 2-9, Barrett 2-10, Morris 1-1, Rejman 1-3, Paradina 1-4, Miles 0-1.
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Usher 3-8, Rejman 1-3, Barrett 1-4, Reid 1-6, Ruttenberg 0-1, Miles 0-1, Pedican 0-2.
Free Throws (made-attempted): Reid 3-4, Ruttenberg 2-2, Barrett 1-1, Usher 1-2.
Offensive Rebounds: Pedican 2, Reid 1, Usher 1, Barrett 1, Rejman 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Johansson 3, Reid 3, Paradina 3, Barrett 3, Ruttenberg 3, Pedican 1, Usher 1, Morris 1, Rejman 1.
Total Rebounds: Reid 4, Barrett 4, Johansson 3, Pedican 3, Paradina 3, Ruttenberg 3, Usher 2, Rejman 2, Morris 1.
Assists: Barrett 3, Usher 2, Johansson 1, Reid 1, Ruttenberg 1.
Steals: Morris 2, Rejman 2, Reid 1, Pedican 1, Usher 1, Ruttenberg 1.
Blocks: Johansson 1, Ruttenberg 1.
Turnovers: Usher 2, Johansson 1, Reid 1, Pedican 1, Paradina 1.
Personal Fouls: Barrett 5, Johansson 3, Reid 3, Pedican 2, Paradina 2, Morris 2, Ruttenberg 1.
Points: Reid 16, Usher 14, Johansson 10, Barrett 6, Ruttenberg 6, Pedican 4, Rejman 3, Paradina 2, Morris 2.

 

 

GUELPH GRYPHONS
Starters: Grant, Alade, Dooley, Wallace, Walford.
Minutes: Dooley 32, Walford 31, Wallace 26, Grant 24, Boers 21, Carey 20, Alade 18, Yanchus 16, Sobot 8, Weekes 3.
Field Goals (made-attempted): Walford 5-13, Dooley 4-8, Alade 3-6, Boers 3-7, Wallace 3-9, Sobot 2-4, Yanchus 2-8, Carey 1-4, Grant 1-9.
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Boers 3-7, Dooley 2-3, Yanchus 2-6, Wallace 1-1, Sobot 1-2, Grant 0-2.
Free Throws (made-attempted): Dooley 3-4, Walford 3-6, Sobot 2-2, Alade 2-3, Wallace 2-4, Boers 1-2.
Offensive Rebounds: Alade 4, Walford 3, Carey 2, Yanchus 2, Sobot 2, Dooley 1, Wallace 1, Boers 1, Weekes 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Alade 6, Walford 6, Grant 5, Boers 3, Wallace 2, Dooley 1, Carey 1, Weekes 1, Yanchus 1, Sobot 1.
Total Rebounds: Alade 10, Walford 9, Grant 5, Boers 4, Wallace 3, Carey 3, Yanchus 3, Sobot 3, Dooley 2, Weekes 2.
Assists: Wallace 4, Dooley 3, Grant 2, Walford 2, Carey 2, Boers 2.
Steals: Sobot 2, Wallace 1, Walford 1.
Blocks: Walford 1, Carey 1.
Turnovers: Wallace 3, Dooley 2, Carey 2, Boers 2, Alade 1, Walford 1.
Personal Fouls: Carey 3, Grant 2, Alade 2, Dooley 2, Boers 2, Wallace 1, Weekes 1, Yanchus 1.
Points: Dooley 13, Walford 13, Boers 10, Wallace 9, Alade 8, Sobot 7, Yanchus 6, Grant 2, Carey 2.
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