Gryphon hoops women rebound with win over Toronto

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons bounced back from their first setback of the season to drop the Toronto Varsity Blues 95-73 in OUA women’s basketball play Saturday at the University of Toronto’s Athletic Centre Sports Gym.

The Gryphs outscored Toronto in each quarter and led 19-12 after the first quarter, 42-27 at halftime and 67-50 after the third quarter.

Ivana Vujadinovic hit for 17 points to lead the Gryphs who had four other players hit double digits in scoring – Julia Kokonis with 16, Burke Bechard 15, Modupe Okeowo 13 and Natalie Vigna 10.

Bechard and Okeowo each had eight rebounds while Vujadinovic had seven assists and three steals.

Ariana Sider collected 15 points for Toronto and Sarah Bennett had 10. Mahal De La Durantaye hauled down eight rebounds while Christine Jurcau had three steals and Sider had three assists.

The Gryphs shot 57 per cent from the floor, 38 per cent from beyond the arc and 70 per cent on free throws.

Toronto shot 32 per cent from the floor, 13 per cent on three-pointers and 83 per cent on free throws.

The win lifts the Gryphs to 3-1 while Toronto falls to 1-2.

The Gryphs have a pair of road games this week as they’re to play the Queen’s Gaels (2-1) at Kingston Friday at 6 p.m. and the York Lions (1-2) at Toronto Saturday at 6 p.m.

 

Gryphons 95 Varsity Blues 73
Guelph     19-23-25-28–95
Toronto     12-15-23-23–73
TEAM STATS
Field-Goal Percentage: Guelph 56.7; Toronto 31.5
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 37.5; Toronto 13.0
Free-Throw Percentage: Guelph 69.6; Toronto 82.8
Turnovers: Guelph 17; Toronto 15
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 17; Toronto 15
Points in the Paint: Guelph 58; Toronto 38
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 18; Toronto 18
Total Rebounds: Guelph 47; Toronto 39
Offensive Rebounds: Guelph 13; Toronto 22
Defensive Rebounds: Guelph 34; Toronto 17
Assists: Guelph 12; Toronto 10
Blocks: Guelph 3; Toronto 2
Steals: Guelph 9; Toronto 9
Fouls: Guelph 20; Toronto 22
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Ivana Vujadinovic 17, Julia Kokonis 16, Burke Bechard 15, Modupe Okeowo 13, Natalie Vigna 10, Sarah Holmes 7, Skyla Minaker 6, Ashley White 4, Nyasha Mombeshora 2, Tatjana Boskovic 2, Hanna Pryce 2, Maripier Kingsley 1; Toronto – Ariana Sider 15, Sarah Bennett 10, Keyira Parkes 9, Nada Radonjic 7, Lauren Boers 7, Charlotte Collyer 6, Mahal De La Durantaye 5, Christine Jurcau 5, Jessica Muha 4, Samantha Robertson 3, Fiorella Granda 2.
Rebounds: Guelph — Burke Bechard 8, Modupe Okeowo 6, Skyla Minaker 3, Natalie Vigna 3, Julia Kokonis 2, Tatjana Boskovic 2, Ivana Vujadinovic 1, Hanna Pryce 1, Maripier Kingsley 1; Toronto – Mahal De La Durantaye 4, Charlotte Collyer 2, Ariana Sider 2, Keyira Parkes 1, Jessica Muha 1, Christine Jurcau 1, Lauren Boers 1, Sarah Bennett 1.
Assists: Guelph — Burke Bechard 8, Modupe Okeowo 8, Julia Kokonis 6, Natalie Vigna 4, Ivana Vujadinovic 3, Skyla Minaker 3, Tatjana Boskovic 3, Hanna Pryce 3, Sarah Holmes 1, Maripier Kingsley 1; Toronto – Mahal De La Durantaye 8, Sarah Bennett 4, Charlotte Collyer 3, Nada Radonjic 3, Jessica Muha 3, Ariana Sider 3, Fiorella Granda 2, Lauren Boers 2, Keyira Parkes 1, Christine Jurcau 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Ivana Vujadinovic 3, Modupe Okeowo 2, Burke Bechard 1, Sarah Holmes 1, Nyasha Mombeshora 1, Natalie Vigna 1; Toronto – Christine Jurcau 3, Mahal De La Durantaye 2, Jessica Muha 2, Charlotte Collyer 1, Ariana Sider 1.
Steals: Guelph — Ivana Vujadinovic 7, Burke Bechard 1, Sarah Holmes 1, Julia Kokonis 1, Natalie Vigna 1, Hanna Pryce 1.; Toronto – Ariana Sider 3, Christine Jurcau 2, Keyira Parkes 1, Charlotte Collyer 1, Nada Radonjic 1, Mahal De La Durantaye 1, Fiorella Granda 1.
Turnovers: Guelph — Julia Kokonis 1, Tatjana Boskovic 1, Hanna Pryce 1; Toronto – Nada Radonjic 1, Jessica Muha 1.
Personal Fouls: Guelph — Modupe Okeowo 3, Natalie Vigna 3, Sarah Holmes 2, Tatjana Boskovic 2, Hanna Pryce 2, Burke Bechard 1, Julia Kokonis 1, Nyasha Mombeshora 1, Maripier Kingsley 1; Toronto – Keyira Parkes 3, Christine Jurcau 3, Nada Radonjic 2, Mahal De La Durantaye 2, Charlotte Collyer 1, Samantha Robertson 1, Fiorella Granda 1, Ariana Sider 1.
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