Gryphon hoops men nip Lancers in Windsor

Gryphon hoops men nip Lancers in Windsor

WINDSOR – Rasheed Weekes sank three consecutive free throws in a hectic final two seconds to preserve a 74-73 victory in OUA men’s basketball play Saturday at Windsor’s Toldo Lancer Centre.

According to the play-by-play list on the OUA website, Weekes sank two free throws, Najee Brown-Henderson of Windsor hit a three-point jumper and then Weekes hit one of two free throws all with two seconds to play.


Guelph Gryphons 74 Windsor Lancers 73

In all reality, though, the Gryphs won when Brown-Henderson missed two of three foul shots after the Gryphs committed a foul just before the buzzer.

The Gryphs trailed by as much as 13 points in the second quarter and their five-point lead at the end of the third quarter was their largest lead of the game.

Windsor was up 21-16 at the end of the first quarter and 38-32 at halftime while the Gryphs shot ahead 57-52 by the end of the third quarter.

Khalid Ismail led the Gryphs with 19 points while Weekes had 13 and Dezayne Mingo added nine. Emmanuel Ansah pulled down 10 rebounds and had two steals while Mingo had seven rebounds and Viktor Nausedas had six rebounds and two steals. Keenan Dowell had three assists and Weekes had Guelph’s lone block.

Brown-Henderson had 22 points for the Lancers while Xavier Ochu and Thomas Kennedy each had 16. Kennedy also had 14 rebounds and three blocks while Ochu, Lorenzo Barbieri and Daniel Cummings each had two steals.

The Gryphs shot 37 percent on field goals, 23 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throws while Windsor shot 35 percent on field goals, 23 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throw.

Guelph scored 40 points in the paint, seven off turnovers, 16 on second chances and 36 from its bench. Windsor scored 28 points in the paint, 20 off turnovers, three on second chances and 14 from its bench.

The Lancers defeated the Gryphs 107-91 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre a week earlier while Weekes swished a three-pointer at the buzzer to edge the Western Mustangs 90-88 at the GGAC Wednesday.

The game was the final one of the regular season for both teams and both qualify for the playoffs.

Windsor gets a first-round bye as first-place finishers in the West Division at 16-6 while the Gryphs finish third in the West at 11-11 and 11th overall.

The Gryphs are to play the Lakehead Thunderwolves (second in Central Division at 16-6) in the opening round of the playoffs Wednesday at Thunder Bay.

Lakehead defeated the Gryphs 91-77 Nov. 4 at Thunder Bay in the opening game of the regular season for both teams.

 

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Gryphon hoops men nip Lancers in Windsor

WINDSOR – Rasheed Weekes sank three consecutive free throws in a hectic final two seconds to preserve a 74-73 victory in OUA men’s basketball play Saturday at Windsor’s Toldo Lancer Centre.

According to the play-by-play list on the OUA website, Weekes sank two free throws, Najee Brown-Henderson of Windsor hit a three-point jumper and then Weekes hit one of two free throws all with two seconds to play.


Guelph Gryphons 74
Windsor Lancers 73

In all reality, though, the Gryphs won when Brown-Henderson missed two of three foul shots after the Gryphs committed a foul just before the buzzer.

The Gryphs trailed by as much as 13 points in the second quarter and their five-point lead at the end of the third quarter was their largest lead of the game.

Windsor was up 21-16 at the end of the first quarter and 38-32 at halftime while the Gryphs shot ahead 57-52 by the end of the third quarter.

Khalid Ismail led the Gryphs with 19 points while Weekes had 13 and Dezayne Mingo added nine. Emmanuel Ansah pulled down 10 rebounds and had two steals while Mingo had seven rebounds and Viktor Nausedas had six rebounds and two steals. Keenan Dowell had three assists and Weekes had Guelph’s lone block.

Brown-Henderson had 22 points for the Lancers while Xavier Ochu and Thomas Kennedy each had 16. Kennedy also had 14 rebounds and three blocks while Ochu, Lorenzo Barbieri and Daniel Cummings each had two steals.

The Gryphs shot 37 percent on field goals, 23 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throws while Windsor shot 35 percent on field goals, 23 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throw.

Guelph scored 40 points in the paint, seven off turnovers, 16 on second chances and 36 from its bench. Windsor scored 28 points in the paint, 20 off turnovers, three on second chances and 14 from its bench.

The Lancers defeated the Gryphs 107-91 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre a week earlier while Weekes swished a three-pointer at the buzzer to edge the Western Mustangs 90-88 at the GGAC Wednesday.

The game was the final one of the regular season for both teams and both qualify for the playoffs.

Windsor gets a first-round bye as first-place finishers in the West Division at 16-6 while the Gryphs finish third in the West at 11-11 and 11th overall.

The Gryphs are to play the Lakehead Thunderwolves (second in Central Division at 16-6) in the opening round of the playoffs Wednesday at Thunder Bay.

Lakehead defeated the Gryphs 91-77 Nov. 4 at Thunder Bay in the opening game of the regular season for both teams.

 

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