Gryphon hoops men top Algoma for first win of season
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons had four players reach double digits in scoring as the Guelph Gryphons picked up their first win of the OUA men’s basketball season Friday.
The Gryphs topped 20 points in each of the first three quarters and then held off the Algoma Thunderbirds for an 89-79 victory at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.
Both teams entered the game with 0-4 records.
Guelph led 22-16 at the end of the first quarter, 48-38 at halftime and 74-51 by the end of the third quarter.
Emmanuel Ansah led the Gryphs in scoring with 22 points while Dezayne Mingo had 18, Shaathon Walker had 14 and Viktoras Nausedas added 11. Nausedas had six rebounds while Mingo had five assists and four steals and Ansah had Guelph’s lone block.
Taleh Wade had a game-high 27 points for Algoma while Boluwatife Obasoto added 14. Obasoto and Jaylen White had six rebounds apiece while Obasoto also had four steals and White had two blocks.
The Gryphs had 28 rebounds, 17 assists, one block, nine steals and 14 turnovers. They shot 52 percent on field goals, 28 percent on three-pointers, 82 percent on free throws and netted 50 points in the paints, 26 off turnovers, two on second chances, two on fast breaks and 44 from their bench.
Algoma gathered had 29 rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks, eight steals and had 15 turnovers, shot 42 percent on field goals, 39 percent on three-pointers, 79 percent on free throws and picked up 18 points in the paints, 17 off turnovers, 10 on second chances and 23 from their bench.
The teams are to meet again Saturday at the GGAC. Game time is 4 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal