Gryphon hoops men get first win of season

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons struck for their first win of the OUA men’s basketball season Saturday night when they defeated the York Lions 105-92 at the Tait McKenzie Centre.

The Gryphs had lost their first five league outings of the season prior to Saturday’s win.

The Guelph side exploded out of the gates to start the match, leading 31-14 at the end of the first quarter. Guelph was ahead 50-37 at halftime and 71-65 at the end of the third quarter.

Tommy Yanchus connected for 28 points to lead the Gryphs while Malcolm Glanville had 25, Banky Alade 17 and Rasheed Weekes 12. Alade grabbed 12 rebounds while Glanville had four assists and two steals.

York also had four players hit double digits in scoring as Chevon Brown had 24 points, Gene Spagnuolo 21, DeAndrae Pierre 12 and Prince Kamunga 10. Nana Adu-Poku had six rebounds, Brendon Chevannes three assists and Alex Thielen two steals.

The Gryphs shot 46 per cent on field goals, 44 per cent on three-pointers and 84 per cent on free throws. York was 55 per cent on field goals, 46 per cent on three-pointers and 46 per cent on free throws.

While the Gryphs are at 1-5 with the win, York’s at 2-3 with the loss.

Next up for the Gryphs is a home game against the Nipissing Lakers (1-3) Friday at 8 p.m. at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

 

Gryphons 105 Lions 92
Guelph     31-19-21-34–105
York            14-23-28-27–92
TEAM STATS
Field-Goal Percentage: Guelph 45.5; York 55.2
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 43.8; York 46.2
Free-Throw Percentage: Guelph 84.4; York 46.2
Turnovers: Guelph 8; York 11
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 19; York 9
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 14; York 3
Total Rebounds: Guelph 39; York 29
Offensive Rebounds: Guelph 10; York 4
Defensive Rebounds: Guelph 29; York 25
Assists: Guelph 8; York 7
Blocks: Guelph 0; York 7
Steals: Guelph 4; York 5
Fouls: Guelph 22; York 30
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Yanchus 28, Glanville 25, Alade 17, Weekes 12, Valeriote 7, Naus 6, Chaput 5, Hutton 2, Sloan 2, Nugent 1; York — Brown 24, Spagnuolo 21, Pierre 12, Kamunga 10, Dimanochie 7, Thielen 7, Chevannes 6, Forbes 3, Scipio 1, Adu-Poku 1.
Rebounds: Guelph — Alade 12, Valeriote 7, Glanville 5, Naus 5, Weekes 4, Yanchus 3, Nugent 2, Hutton 1; York — Adu-Poku 6, Pierre 5, Brown 4, Duncan 3, Scipio 3, Chevannes 2, Thielen 2, Dimanochie 1, Kamunga 1, Spagnuolo 1, Forbes 1.
Assists: Guelph — Glanville 4, Alade 1, Nugent 1, Naus 1, Hutton 1; York — Chevannes 3, Brown 1, Scipio 1, Pierre 1, Forbes 1.
Blocks: Guelph — none; York — Brown 3, Dimanochie 1, Kamunga 1, Duncan 1, Spagnuolo 1.
Steals: Guelph — Glanville 2, Alade 1, Yanchus 1; York — Thielen 2, Dimanochie 1, Brown 1, Spagnuolo 1.
Turnovers: Guelph — Valeriote 2, Chaput 2, Weekes 1, Alade 1, Yanchus 1, Glanville 1; York — Chevannes 3, Dimanochie 3, Pierre 2, Brown 1, Scipio 1, Spagnuolo 1.
Fouls: Guelph — Weekes 4, Alade 4, Valeriote 4, Yanchus 2, Glanville 2, Naus 2, Chaput 2, Hutton 1, Sloan 1; York — Chevannes 5, Dimanochie 5, Brown 4, Kamunga 3, Duncan 2, Scipio 5, Spagnuolo 2, Adu-Poku 2, Pierre 1, Thielen 1.
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