Gryphon basketball men clipped by Queen’s Gaels

Gryphon basketball men clipped by Queen’s Gaels

KINGSTON – The Queen’s Gaels sank a pair of three-pointers in the final 36 seconds of the game as they edged the Guelph Gryphons 88-87 in OUA men’s basketball play Friday night at Queen’s.

The Gryphs went ahead by five points when Dezayne Mingo sank three consecutive free throws with 44 seconds to go, but Queen’s rallied for the win on three-pointers by Connor Kelly and Fofo Adetogun. Guelph’s Emmanuel Ansah missed a three-pointer between the two treys by the hosts.

Queen’s led 28-21 at the end of the first quarter and 48-46 at halftime before the Gryphs jumped ahead 66-64 by the end of the third quarter.

Guelph’s five-point lead in the final minute was the largest of the game for the Gryphs while the Gaels were up by 11 early in the second quarter.

Ansah finished with 32 points for the Gryphs as he did sink six three-pointers in the game while Mingo had 24 points and Shaathon Walker added 11. Ansah also had seven rebounds while Mingo had six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Adetogun hit for 23 points for Queen’s while Cameron Bett had 18, Luka Syllas had 13 and Aaron Tennant had 12. Isaac Krueger grabbed eight rebounds while Bett had four assists and Adetogun had four steals.

The Gryphs had 26 rebounds, nine assists, seven steals and shot 43 percent on field goals, 46 percent on three-pointers and 76 percent on free throws. They also scored 18 points in the paint, 25 off turnovers, 16 off second chances and seven from the bench.

The Gaels had 34 rebounds, 15 assists, 11 steals and shot 48 percent on field goals, 35 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throws. Queen’s also netted 40 points in the paint, 19 off turnovers, 12 on second chances and 33 from the bench.

The result leaves the Gryphs fourth in the OUA West at 3-6 and Queen’s and the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks are tied for second in the OUA East with 6-2 records.

The Gryphs and Ridgebacks are to play Saturday at 8 p.m. at Oshawa.


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