Gryphon hoops men run away and hide from Warriors
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons never trailed as they ran to a 101-69 victory over the Waterloo Warriors in OUA men’s basketball play Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre.
Malcolm Glanville opened the scoring for the hosts with a three-pointer 16 seconds into the match with the basket that gave the Gryphs a lead they would never relinquish.
Guelph led 29-18 at the end of the first quarter, 58-25 at halftime and 80-49 at the end of the third quarter.
The Gryphs had six players hit double digits in scoring – Glanville with 18, Tommy Yanchus with 16, Craig Valeriote with 12 (all on three-pointers) and Rasheed Weekes, Kieran Naus and Viktor Nausedas with 10 apiece. Glanville had eight rebounds while Keenan Dowell and Weekes each had six assists and Aaron Nugent had two steals.
Nedim Hodzic had 23 points for Waterloo while Jayden Grewal had 18 and Justin Malnerich added 13. David Ramon Prados collected six rebounds while Grewal had four assists.
Guelph hit 50 per cent from the floor and sank 13 of 33 three-point attempts. The Gryphs also had 44 rebounds, 15 more than Waterloo, and received 46 points from players who started the game on the bench.
The win was the second in a row for the Gryphs who are fourth in the West Division at 3-5. Western Mustangs lead at 8-2 and they’re followed by the Windsor Lancers at 5-5, Laurier Golden Hawks at 4-6, Guelph, Algoma Thunderbirds at 2-7 and Waterloo at 1-8.
The Gryphs are to play the Lancers at Windsor Wednesday at 8 p.m. and host Western Saturday at 3 p.m.
Gryphons 101 Warriors 69
- Guelph Sports Journal