Gryphon basketball women pummel York Lions

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons topped the century mark for the first time in five years as they clobbered the York Lions 112-59 in OUA women’s basketball league play Saturday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The last time the Gryphs hit triple figures in a league outing was Nov. 29, 2014, when they dumped the Nipissing Lakers 105-37 in a game played at North Bay.

Saturday, the Gryphs scored the first 11 points of the game on their way to the one-sided win in which they held the Lions to 16 points or less in each quarter while they scored 25 points or more.

The hosts led 29-16 at the end of the first quarter, 54-32 at halftime and 87-48 at the end of the third quarter.

Six players hit double figures in scoring for the Gryphs as Hanna Pryce had 20, MacKeely Shantz and Burke Bechard each had 19, Reece Mungar had 12 and Ivana Vujadinovic netted 10. Shantz also had 11 rebounds and nine assists while Sarah Holmes had four steals and Vujadinovic had the lone block registered by a Gryphon.

Lauren Golding had 13 points for the Lions while Cyanna King had 12 and Katrina Collins-Samuels had 11. Golding grabbed 11 rebounds while Collins-Samuels had three assists, Megan Stewart and Lourdes graduate Jada Codrington each had two steals and Taylor McAlpine had two blocks.

The win was the second in as many league outings for the Gryphs who had won their season opener over the Queen’s Gaels 78-73 at Kingston Friday afternoon.

Guelph is third in the West Division, behind the leading Windsor Lancers (4-0) and second-place Western Mustangs (3-1).

The Gryphs are on the road for a pair of games next weekend as they’re to play the Brock Badgers (3-0) at St. Catharines Friday at 6 p.m. and the McMaster Marauders (2-1) at Hamilton Saturday at 6 p.m.

 

Gryphons 112 Lions 59
York            16-16-16-11–59
Guelph     29-25-33-25–112
 
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