Stingy Gryphon hoops women drop Toronto

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons used a stingy defence, especially in the second half, to topple the Toronto Varsity Blues 69-52 in OUA women’s basketball play Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs held Toronto to 22 second-half points in the win.

The teams were tied 15-15 at the end of the first quarter before the hosts shot ahead 38-30 by halftime and extended that lead to 55-39 by the end of the third quarter.

The Gryphs had a streak of 12 consecutive points in the third quarter to go ahead for good. Guelph had never trailed by more than four points earlier in the match.

Such was Toronto’s shooting in the second half that they hit 17 percent on field goals, no three-pointers out of eight attempted and the Varsity Blues sank half of their free throws. The Gryphs hit 37 percent on field goals in the second, one of their three three-pointers and 83 percent on free throws.

Ashley Wheeler led the Gryphs with 15 points while Burke Bechard had 11 and Megan Brenkel, Skyla Minaker and Ivana Vujadinovic nine apiece. Wheeler grabbed 11 rebounds and Bechard had six steals.

Rahshida Atkinson collected 17 points for Toronto while Diedre Edwards had 12 and Sarah Bennett netted eight. Nada Radonjic hauled down nine rebounds while Edwards had five steals.

The Gryphs move to 3-4 with the win while Toronto falls to 2-4.

After hosting Toronto-based teams in three consecutive games, the Gryphs get a northern trip next weekend as they’re to play the Laurentian Voyageurs (1-4) at Sudbury Friday at 6 p.m. and the Nipissing Lakers (1-4) at North Bay Saturday at 6 p.m.

 

Gryphons 69 Varsity Blues 52
SCORING BY QUARTER
Toronto        15-15-9-13–52
Guelph      15-23-17-14–69

 

TEAM STATS
Field Goals (attempted-made): Toronto 17-55; Guelph 24-60.
Field-Goal Percentage: Toronto 30.9; Guelph 40.0.
Three-Pointers (attempted-made): Toronto 4-17; Guelph 2-9.
Three-Point Percentage: Toronto 23.5; Guelph 22.2.
Free Throws (attempted-made): Toronto 14-28; Guelph 19-28.
Free-Throw Percentage: Toronto 50.0; Guelph 67.9.
Rebounds: Toronto 24; Guelph 37.
Assists: Toronto 8; Guelph 11.
Turnovers: Toronto 22; Guelph 26.
Points off Turnovers: Toronto 19; Guelph 30.
Second-Chance Points: Toronto 1; Guelph 4.
Bench Points: Toronto 11; Guelph 17.
Largest Lead: Toronto 4; Guelph 20.
Time of Largest Lead: Toronto 1st-7:51; Guelph 4th-2:49.

 

TORONTO VARSITY BLUES
Starters: Atkinson, De La Durantaye, Edwards, Radonjic, Piccini.
Minutes: Radonjic 35, Bennett 29, De La Durantaye 28, Atkinson 27, Jurcau 27, Edwards 26, Piccini 16, McLeod 6, Knowles 5, Curic 5.
Field Goals (made-attempted): Atkinson 6-16, Bennett 3-10, Radonjic 3-11, Edwards 2-8, Piccini 1-1, De La Durantaye 1-4, Jurcau 1-4, Knowles 0-1.
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Atkinson 3-6, Bennett 1-3, Jurcau 0-1, Knowles 0-1, Radonjic 0-6.
Free Throws (made-attempted): Edwards 8-10, Atkinson 2-2, De La Durantaye 1-2, Curic 1-2, Bennett 1-4, Radonjic 1-6, Piccini 0-2.
Offensive Rebounds: Edwards 2, Radonjic 2, Curic 1, McLeod 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Radonjic 7, Bennett 4, Piccini 3, Atkinson 1, Jurcau 1, Knowles 1, Curic 1.
Total Rebounds: Radonjic 9, Bennett 4, Piccini 3, Edwards 2, Curic 2, Atkinson 1, Jurcau 1, Knowles 1, McLeod 1.
Assists: Piccini 3, Edwards 2, Radonjic 2, Bennett 1.
Steals: Edwards 5, Atkinson 4, Radonjic 2, De La Durantaye 1, Piccini 1, Jurcau 1, Bennett 1.
Blocks: Radonjic 1.
Turnovers: Atkinson 4, Jurcau 4, Bennett 3, De La Durantaye 2, Radonjic 2, Piccini 2, McLeod 2, Knowles 1.
Personal Fouls: Atkinson 4, De La Durantaye 4, Jurcau 4, Radonjic 3, Knowles 3, Edwards 2, Piccini 1, Bennett 1, Curic 1.
Points: Atkinson 17, Edwards 12, Bennett 8, Radonjic 7, De La Durantaye 3, Piccini 2, Jurcau 2, Curic 1.

 

GUELPH GRYPHONS
Starters: Brenkel, Wheeler, Minaker, Sickles-Jarvis, Bechard.
Minutes: Bechard 37, Brenkel 32, Wheeler 27, Minaker 25, Sickles-Jarvis 19, Pryce 18, Vujadinovic 17, Mombeshora 13, Kokonis 7, Pulford-Thorpe 5.
Field Goals (made-attempted): Wheeler 6-10, Vujadinovic 4-7, Brenkel 4-9, Sickles-Jarvis 3-5, Minaker 3-10, Bechard 3-10, Pryce 1-5, Mombeshora 0-4.
Three-Pointers (made-attempted): Brenkel 1-2, Minaker 1-4, Bechard 0-2, Wheeler 0-1.
Free Throws (made-attempted): Bechard 5-12, Mombeshora 4-4, Wheeler 3-4, Minaker 2-2, Sickles-Jarvis 2-2, Pryce 2-2, Vujadinovic 1-2.
Offensive Rebounds: Wheeler 3, Sickles-Jarvis 2, Bechard 2, Minaker 1, Vujadinovic 1, Pulford-Thorpe 1, Kokonis 1.
Defensive Rebounds: Wheeler 8, Sickles-Jarvis 5, Brenkel 4, Bechard 4, Minaker 2, Kokonis 2, Pulford-Thorpe 1.
Total Rebounds: Wheeler 11, Sickles-Jarvis 7, Bechard 6, Brenkel 4, Minaker 3, Kokonis 3, Pulford-Thorpe 2, Vujadinovic 1.
Assists: Minaker 3, Bechard 3, Sickles-Jarvis 2, Wheeler 1, Vujadinovic 1, Mombeshora 1.
Steals: Bechard 6, Wheeler 3, Minaker 3, Vujadinovic 2, Mombeshora 1.
Blocks: Bechard 2, Vujadinovic 2, Wheeler 1.
Turnovers: Minaker 8, Wheeler 4, Kokonis 4, Bechard 2, Pryce 2, Brenkel 1, Mombeshora 1.
Personal Fouls: Minaker 5, Sickles-Jarvis 5, Wheeler 4, Vujadinovic 4, Pryce 2, Kokonis 2, Brenkel 1, Pulford-Thorpe 1, Mombeshora 1.
Points: Wheeler 15, Bechard 11, Brenkel 9, Minaker 9, Vujadinovic 9, Sickles-Jarvis 8, Pryce 4, Mombeshora 4.
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