Gryphon hoops men topped by No. 9 Ottawa

OTTAWA – The Guelph Gryphons were handed an 88-75 setback by the Ottawa Gee-Gees in OUA men’s basketball league play Saturday night at Ottawa’s Montpetit Hall.

The loss was the fourth in as many outings for the Gryphs including two on the weekend against teams ranked in the top 10 in the country – defending national champion and No. 1 Carleton Ravens and No. 9 Ottawa.

The Gryphs fell behind in the first quarter against the Gee-Gees and never caught up. They trailed 19-11 at the end of the first quarter, 41-28 at halftime and 66-47 after three quarters.

The Gee-Gees shot 49 percent on field goals, just three percent higher than the Gryphs, but the hosts took 17 more shots. The Gryphs were 50 percent from beyond the arc, 20 percent better than Ottawa, and the Gee-Gees shot 73 percent on free throws, two percent better than the Gryphs.

Ottawa won the game on points off turnovers and second-chance points as the Gee-Gees had 17 points on both, 12 more than the Gryphs on points off turnovers and 14 more on second-chance points.

Drew Walford came off the bench to lead the Gryphs with 18 points while Daniel Dooley had 17, Jonathan Wallace 10 and Andrew Grant and Taylor Boers seven apiece. Grant and Shawn Carey each had six rebounds while Rasheed Weekes had five and Wallace had three assists. Grant had two steals and Jordan Sobot one and Carey and Walford each had one block.

Brody Maracle had a game-high 22 points for Ottawa while Sean Stoqua had 19, Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles 18 and Brandon Robinson netted 10. Maracle grabbed eight rebounds while Pierre-Charles had seven and Chase Tynes had six. Robinson had eight assists and Tynes had two blocks.

Ottawa improves to 2-0 with the win.

The Gryphs are to host the York Lions (2-1) in their home opener Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

 

Gee-Gees 88 Gryphons 75
SCORING BY QUARTER
Guelph     11-17-19-28–75
Ottawa      19-22-25-22–88
TEAM STATS
Field Goals (made-attempted): Guelph 25-54; Ottawa 35-71
Field Goal Percentage: Guelph 46.3; Ottawa 49.3
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Guelph 5-10; Ottawa 7-23
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 50.0; Ottawa 30.4
Free Throws (made-attempted): Guelph 20-28; Ottawa 11-15
Free-Throw Percentage: Guelph 71.4; Ottawa 73.3
Rebounds: Guelph 32; Ottawa 37
Assists: Guelph 10; Ottawa 16
Turnovers: Guelph 15; Ottawa 7
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 5; Ottawa 17
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 3; Ottawa 17
Bench Points: Guelph 37; Ottawa 15
INDIVIDUALS
Guelph Gryphons
Starters: Dooley, Wallace, Grant, Carey, Alade
Minutes: Wallace 34, Carey 30, Grant 29, Dooley 26, Walford 18, Alade 16, Boers 15, Weekes 11, Sobot 10, Yanchus 9, Naus 1, Mireault-Dibanda 1
Field Goals (made-attempted): Walford 8-14, Dooley 6-9, Wallace 4-11, Grant 2-4, Weekes 2-4, Boers 1-2, Carey 1-3, Alade 1-4, Yanchus 0-3
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Dooley 2-2, Grant 1-2, Walford 1-2, Wallace 1-3, Yanchus 0-1
Free Throws (made-attempted): Boers 5-5, Sobot 4-4, Dooley 3-3, Grant 2-2, Weekes 2-2, Yanchus 1-2, Mireault-Dibanda 1-2, Wallace 1-4, Walford 1-4
Offensive Rebounds: Grant 2, Carey 2, Walford 2, Dooley 1
Defensive Rebounds: Weekes 5, Grant 4, Carey 4, Dooley 2, Wallace 2, Boers 2, Walford 2, Alade 1, Sobot 1, Naus 1
Total Rebounds: Grant 6, Carey 6, Weekes 5, Walford 4, Dooley 3, Wallace 2, Boers 2, Alade 1, Sobot 1, Naus 1
Assists: Wallace 3, Dooley 2, Grant 2, Carey 1, Boers 1, Weekes 1
Steals: Grant 2, Sobot 1
Blocks: Carey 1, Walford 1
Turnovers: Carey 3, Alade 3, Walford 3, Sobot 2, Dooley 1, Wallace 1, Grant 1, Weekes 1
Personal Fouls: Boers 4, Carey 3, Weekes 3, Alade 2, Sobot 2, Dooley 1, Wallace 1, Grant 1, Walford 1, Naus 1, Yanchus 1
Points: Walford 18, Dooley 17, Wallace 10, Grant 7, Boers 7, Weekes 6, Sobot 4, Carey 2, Alade 2, Yanchus 1, Mireault-Dibanda 1
Ottawa Gee-Gees
Starters: Stoqua, Pierre-Charles, Tynes, Robinson, Maracle
Minutes: Pierre-Charles 33, Stoqua 32, Robinson 30, Maracle 30, Tynes 25, Sabean 15, Muise 14, Epistola 8, Morrison 8, Duric 4, Jean-Louis 2, Stephens 1
Field Goals (made-attempted): Maracle 9-10, Pierre-Charles 7-13, Stoqua 7-15, Robinson 4-8, Morrison 2-2, Tynes 2-5, Sabean 2-9, Jean-Louis 1-1, Epistola 1-2, Stephens 0-1, Muise 0-5
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Stoqua 5-8, Robinson 1-2, Sabean 1-7, Tynes 0-1, Stephens 0-1, Muise 0-4
Free Throws (made-attempted): Maracle 4-5, Pierre-Charles 4-6, Stephens 2-2, Robinson 1-1, Epistola 0-1
Offensive Rebounds: Maracle 6, Pierre-Charles 3, Morrison 3
Defensive Rebounds: Tynes 6, Robinson 5, Pierre-Charles 4, Stoqua 2, Maracle 2, Jean-Louis 1, Epistola 1, Morrison 1, Sabean 1
Total Rebounds: Maracle 8, Pierre-Charles 7, Tynes 6, Robinson 5, Morrison 4, Stoqua 2, Jean-Louis 1, Epistola 1, Sabean 1
Assists: Robinson 8, Stoqua 3, Epistola 2, Pierre-Charles 1, Tynes 1, Maracle 1
Steals: Tynes 1, Robinson 1, Maracle 1, Morrison 1, Sabean 1
Blocks: Tynes 2, Maracle 1
Turnovers: Maracle 4, Robinson 2, Jean-Louis 1
Personal Fouls: Stoqua 3, Muise 3, Sabean 3, Pierre-Charles 2, Tynes 2, Robinson 2, Maracle 2, Jean-Louis 2, Epistola 2, Morrison 2, Stephens 1
Points: Maracle 22, Stoqua 19, Pierre-Charles 18, Robinson 10, Sabean 5, Tynes 4, Morrison 4, Jean-Louis 2, Epistola 2, Stephens 2
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