Gryphon basketball women run away from Algoma
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons turned up their defence as they held the Algoma Thunderbirds to nine points in the second half for a 72-39 victory in OUA women’s basketball play at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre Saturday.
It was Guelph’s second win over Algoma in less than 24 hours.
The Gryphs led 18-11 at the end of the first quarter, 37-30 at halftime and 56-35 at the end of the third quarter.
Renee Armstrong collected 15 points, three assists and two steals for the Gryphs while Keryl Ousey had 12 points and six rebounds in 13 minutes of floor time. Alexis Wright had 10 points while Alexandra Urban and Macy Weber each had six rebounds.
Algoma’s Kaila Fong had 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and the game’s lone block. Sage Steadman had the lone steal for the Thunderbirds.
The Gryphs grabbed 45 rebounds and had 14 assists, nine steals and 13 turnovers while shooting 38 percent on field goals, 21 percent on three-pointers, 67 percent on free throws and scored 32 points in the paint, 26 off turnovers, 14 on second chances and 38 from the bench.
Algoma hauled down 23 rebounds and had seven assists, one steal and 26 turnovers. The Thunderbirds shot 33 percent on field goals, 22 percent on three-pointers, 44 percent on free throws and scored eight points in the paint, three off turnovers and 10 from the bench.
The win leaves the Gryphs at 4-2 and Algoma at 0-6. The Gryphs are to host the Laurier Golden Hawks (4-2) Wednesday at the GGAC in their final home game of 2023.
- Guelph Sports Journal