Gryphon hoops men leave Sheridan Bruins behind
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons topped the 25-point mark in three of the quarters as they clouted the Sheridan College Bruins 107-79 in OUA men’s preseason basketball play Tuesday night.
The Gryphs grabbed an 18-point lead in the first quarter on their way to their second win of their preseason. They’re 2-4 with three games to go in their preseason, all this weekend at the Carleton House Laughton Preseason Tournament in Ottawa.
Guelph Gryphons 107 Sheridan College Bruins 79
The Gryphs led the Bruins 34-16 at the end of the first quarter, 65-41 at halftime and 79-66 after the third quarter.
The hosts had six players hit double digits in scoring as Dylan McFee had 17 points, Raef Wykes had 13, Vytas Nausedas had 12 and Mathew Oliver, Luke Trojanowski and Amari N’daw each had 11. Nausedas grabbed 10 rebounds while Wykes and Eric Armstrong each had nine. Wykes and Trojanowski each had four assists while Armstrong and Nausedas each had a block and Shaathon Walker had two steals.
Aljen Biliran led Sheridan with 15 points while Jaylen Passley had 13 and Travis Clouden added 10. Clouden also had five rebounds and two steals while Jordan Grant had three assists and Samuel Nwaobi had two blocks.
The Gryphs shot 51 percent on field goals, 33 percent on three-pointers and 100 percent (10 for 10) on free throws. They also scored 64 points in the paint, 21 off turnovers, 22 on second chances and received 64 from their bench.
Sheridan shot 38 percent on field goals, 15 percent (4 of 26) on three-pointers and 65 percent on free throws and the Bruins connected for 46 points in the paint, 29 off turnovers, 10 on second chances and had 34 from their bench.
At this weekend’s tournament at Carleton in Ottawa, the Gryphs are to play the host Carleton Ravens Friday at 8 p.m., UQAM Citadins Saturday at 6 p.m. and the Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday at 12 p.m.
The Gryphs are to open their regular season with home games at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre Nov. 3 against the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Nov. 4 against Carleton. Game time is 8 p.m. both days.
- Guelph Sports Journal