Gryphon basketball women fall to another top-10 squad
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons suffered their second loss of the OUA women’s basketball season and their second consecutive home loss to a top-10 team when they were downed 72-62 by the Carleton Ravens Sunday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre.
The loss was a costly one for the Gryphs as veteran Burke Bechard went down with an ankle injury early in the second quarter and watched the remainder of the game from the bench. She left the gym on crutches.
Carleton led the physical game 21-13 at the end of the first quarter, 40-24 at halftime and 55-42 at the end of the third quarter.
The Gryphs entered the game ranked ninth in the country while Carleton was ranked fourth.
Ashley Wheeler led the Gryphs with 19 points while Hannah Pryce had 12 and MacKeely Shantz 10. Wheeler had a huge game as she also grabbed nine rebounds, had five assists and two steals.
Tatyanna Burke and Alyssa Cerino each had 12 points for Carleton while Marlee Ball added 11 and Emma Huff had 10. Burke hauled down eight rebounds and had five assists and three steals while Jaclyn Ronson also had five assists.
The Gryphs had lost two second-ranked Ottawa in overtime Friday night at the GGAC.
Guelph is fourth in the West Division at 4-2. The Western Mustangs and Windsor Lancers are tied for first at 7-1 and the Laurier Golden Hawks are third at 5-3.
The Gryphs are to play the Golden Hawks at Laurier’s Athletic Complex Gym Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Ravens 72 Gryphons 62
- Guelph Sports Journal