Gryphon basketball men take another one from Thunderbirds

Gryphon basketball men take another one from Thunderbirds

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons won all four quarters as they downed the Algoma Thunderbirds 83-58 in OUA men’s basketball play for their second win over the Thunderbirds in 24 hours Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs led 21-13 at the end of the first quarter, 40-29 at halftime and 61-40 after the third quarter.

Dezayne Mingo collected 19 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and two steals for the Gryphs while Viktoras Nausedas had 18 points and six rebounds. Emmanuel Ansah had 17 points while Luke Trojanowski had nine points, seven assists and four steals.

Taleh Wade had 17 points and four rebounds for Algoma while Patrick-Oliver Mpoyi had 12 points and two steals and Jaylen White had nine points, five rebounds and three assists.

Guelph had 33 rebounds, 24 assists, 10 steals and 14 turnovers and the Gryphs shot 49 percent on field goals, 33 percent on three-pointers and 75 percent on free throws. They also scored 42 points in the paint, 27 off turnovers, 13 on second chances and got 20 from their bench.

Algoma had 25 rebounds, 11 assists, five steals, two blocks and 21 turnovers and the Thunderbirds shot 39 percent on field goals, 21 percent on three-pointers and 67 percent on free throws. Algoma also scored 30 points in the paint, 11 off turnovers, 10 on second chances and received 18 from their bench.

There were a total of 27 fouls issued in the game, down 16 from the night before when Guelph defeated Algoma by 10 points.

Guelph moves to fourth in the six-team OUA West at 2-4 while Algoma is sixth at 0-6.

The Gryphs are to play the division-leading Laurier Golden Hawks (5-1) twice this week. The teams are to meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the GGAC in Guelph’s final home game of 2023 and they’re also to play next Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Laurier Athletic Complex.


  • Guelph Sports Journal