Gryphon basketball men leave York Lions behind

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons never trailed after the second minute of the game as they won their OUA men’s basketball league home opener 96-71 over the York Lions Saturday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

York’s Connor Laronde sank two free throws to open the scoring 63 seconds into the match, but Malcolm Glanville hit a jump shot eight seconds later for the Gryphs to tie the score and then Tommy Yanchus drained a three-pointer 34 seconds after that and the hosts had the lead they would never give up.

Guelph led 28-15 at the end of the first quarter, 54-37 at halftime and 81-52 at the completion of the third quarter.

While the Gryphs had 15 points off turnovers to 11 for the Lions, Guelph also had 14 second-chance points while York had two.

Yanchus and Glanville each collected 27 points and they were the only Gryphs to hit double digits in scoring. Keenan Dowell had nine. Glanville grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists while Dowell and Aaron Nugent each had two steals and Rasheed Weekes had the lone Gryphon block.

DeAndrae Pierre had 15 points for York while Nick Russell had 13 and Laronde netted 11. Tyler Pryce hauled down eight rebounds while Pierre had four assists and three steals.

The Gryphs square their record at 1-1 with the win while York falls to 1-3.

Next outings for the Gryphs are a pair of road games as they’re to play the Brock Badgers (1-2) at Brock’s Bob Davis Gym Friday at 8 p.m. and the McMaster Marauders (2-1) at McMaster’s Burridge Gymnasium Saturday at 8 p.m.

 

Gryphons 96 Lions 71
York          15-22-15-19–71
Guelph     28-26-27-15–96
 
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