Gryphon hoops men leave Lakehead behind

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons won every quarter as they ran to a 95-73 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves in OUA men’s basketball play Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs led 27-19 at the end of the first quarter and stretched that lead to 51-38 by halftime. The hosts were up 75-56 at the end of the third quarter.

The hosts never trailed in the match and used a 16-4 run in the opening quarter to gain control early.

The Gryphs dominated the boards, winning at both ends. They grabbed 32 of the 34 rebounds under their own basket and 19 of the 37 rebounds under the Lakehead basket.

The locals also made the most of the turnovers served up by Lakehead as Guelph had 21 points off turnovers to eight for the Thunderwolves.

Tommy Yanchus led the Gryphs with 37 points as he hit seven three-pointers while Banky Alade had 21 points and Rasheed Weekes added 14.

Alade and Kieran Naus each grabbed 11 rebounds while Weekes hauled down 10. Alade also had five assists and two blocks and Yanchus and Malcolm Glanville each had two steals.

Alston Harris led Lakehead with 27 points while Lock Lam had 11 and Nick Burke and Isaiah Traylor netted 10 apiece.

The Gryphs move to fifth in the West Division at 4-7 while Lakehead is ninth at 2-9.

The two teams are to play again Saturday at 8 p.m. at the GGAC.

 

Gryphons 95 Thunderwolves 73
Lakehead     19-19-18-17–73
Guelph         27-24-24-20–95
TEAM STATS
Field-Goal Percentage: Guelph 42.6; Lakehead 47.4
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 42.9; Lakehead 25.0
Free-Throw Percentage: Guelph 80.0; Lakehead 63.2
Turnovers: Guelph 10; Lakehead 12
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 21; Lakehead 8
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 24; Lakehead 2
Total Rebounds: Guelph 51; Lakehead 20
Offensive Rebounds: Guelph 19; Lakehead 2
Defensive Rebounds: Guelph 32; Lakehead 18
Assists: Guelph 11; Lakehead 7
Blocks: Guelph 3; Lakehead 4
Steals: Guelph 5; Lakehead 5
Fouls: Guelph 20; Lakehead 18
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Yanchus 37, Alade 21, Weekes 14, Glanville 7, Nwosu 6, Nugent 5, Naus 5; Lakehead — Harris 27, Lam 11, Burke 10, Traylor 10, Wright 6, Anderson 5, Curtin 2, Poirier 2.
Rebounds: Guelph — Alade 11, Naus 11, Weekes 10, Nwosu 7, Glanville 6, Villa-Castano 2, Yanchus 1, Nugent 1, Hutton 1, Chukwu 1; Lakehead — Ndahiro 4, Traylor 4, Wright 3, Harris 3, Johnson 3, Lam 2, Poirier 1.
Assists: Guelph — Alade 5, Glanville 2, Yanchus 1, Weekes 1, Nugent 1, Hutton 1; Lakehead — Lam 2, Harris 2, Burke 1, Traylor 1, Curtin 1.
Steals: Guelph — Yanchus 2, Glanville 2, Alade 1; Lakehead — Lam 2, Anderson 1, Wright 1, Harris 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Alade 2, Chukwu 1; Lakehead — Wright 2, Ndahiro 1, Bull 1.
Turnovers: Guelph — Alade 2, Nwosu 2, Villa-Castano 2, Nugent 1, Glanville 1, Naus 1, Chaput 1; Lakehead — Traylor 3, Anderson 2, Burke 1, Ndahiro 1, Lam 1, Wright 1, Harris 1, Johnson 1.
Fouls: Guelph — Yanchus 5, Alade 3, Weekes 3, Nugent 2, Naus 2, Hutton 2, Glanville 1, Valeriote 1, Chukwu 1; Lakehead — Burke 3, Ndahiro 3, Wright 3, Lam 2, Kreiner 2, Curtin 2, Traylor 1, Bull 1, Poirier 1.

 

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