Gryphon hoops men grab their spot in playoffs

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons used a huge fourth quarter to topple the Windsor Lancers 87-80 and secure a berth in the OUA men’s basketball league playoffs in the process.

The Gryphs led midway through the first quarter and never led again until the fourth as they came back from a 13-point deficit for the victory.

Windsor was ahead 23-17 at the end of the first quarter, 42-35 at halftime and 63-58 at the end of the third quarter before the Gryphs outscored the Lancers 29-17 in the fourth quarter.

The Gryphs shot 54.1 percent in the second half after connecting at a 40.6 percent rate in the first half. The locals also had 46 rebounds, 15 more than Windsor.

Malcolm Glanville and Rasheed Weekes each hit for 27 points for the Gryphs while Tommy Yanchus had 16 and Banky Alade 14. Alade hauled down 14 rebounds while Glanville had four assists and Kieran Naus had three steals and Trevor Hutton had two blocks.

Chris Poloniato had 19 points for Windsor while Lucas Orlita and Telloy Simon had 18 apiece and Thomas Kennedy added 12. Kennedy snagged eight rebounds and also had four blocks.

The result leaves the Gryphs tied for fourth in the at 9-12 and Windsor at 6-15.

The Gryphs are to host the ninth-place Waterloo Warriors (3-18) Saturday. Game time is 8 p.m.

 

Gryphons 87 Lancers 80
Guelph        17-18-23-29–87
Windsor     23-19-21-17–80
TEAM STATS
Field-Goal Percentage: Guelph 47.8; Windsor 42.1
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 33.3; Windsor 36.7
Free-Throw Percentage: Guelph 72.2; Windsor 55.6
Turnovers: Guelph 8; Windsor 3
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 3; Windsor 9
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 10; Windsor 4
Total Rebounds: Guelph 46; Windsor 31
Offensive Rebounds: Guelph 10; Windsor 5
Defensive Rebounds: Guelph 36; Windsor 26
Assists: Guelph 13; Windsor 10
Blocks: Guelph 3; Windsor 5
Steals: Guelph 3; Windsor 3
Fouls: Guelph 15; Windsor 14
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Glanville 27, Weekes 27, Yanchus 16, Alade 14, Naus 3; Windsor — Poloniato 19, Orlita 18, Simon 18, Kennedy 12, Zrvnar 5, Wood 3, Henderson 3, Nnadi 2.
Rebounds: Guelph — Alade 14, Glanville 9, Yanchus 7, Naus 7, Weekes 5, Nugent 2, Hutton 2; Windsor — Kennedy 8, Simon 6, Orlita 5, Henderson 5, Poloniato 3, Zrvnar 2, Wood 2.
Assists: Guelph — Glanville 4, Nugent 2, Yanchus 2, Alade 2, Naus 2, Weekes 1; Windsor — Poloniato 2, Simon 2, Zrvnar 1, Orlita 1, Wood 1, Henderson 1, Nnadi 1, Hurkmans 1.
Steals: Guelph — Naus 3; Windsor — Poloniato 1, Zrvnar 1, Orlita 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Hutton 2, Nugent 1; Windsor — Kennedy 4, Poloniato 1.
Turnovers: Guelph — Naus 4, Glanville 2, Yanchus 1; Windsor — Poloniato 1, Zrvnar 1, Simon 1.
Fouls: Guelph — Glanville 4, Naus 3, Chukwu 3, Weekes 2, Alade 2, Yanchus 1; Windsor — Zrvnar 4, Kennedy 4, Henderson 3, Poloniato 1, Orlita 1, Wood 1.

 

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