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Gryphon hoops men trail early in loss to Brock

ST. CATHARINES – The Guelph Gryphons fell too far behind in the first half to recover as they were downed 86-76 by the fifth-ranked Brock Badgers in OUA men’s basketball play Wednesday night at Brock’s Bob Davis Gymnasium.

Viktor Nausedas of the Gryphs hit a three-pointer 26 seconds into the match for the game’s first bucket and Guelph’s lone lead of the game. Brock was in the lead for good less than a minute later.

Brock 86 Guelph Gryphons 76

The Badgers were ahead 27-20 at the end of the first quarter, 56-34 at halftime and 74-53 at the end of the third quarter.

Malcolm Glanville led the Gryphs with a game-high 30 points, nine rebounds and four assists while Keenan Dowell had 14 points and two steals and Andrew Ackerman had 11 points, five rebounds and two steals.

Tajinder Lall and Godsman Kwakwah each had 19 points for the Badgers while Kascius Small-Martin netted 12 and Emmanuel Owootoah had 11. Daniel Cayer pulled down eight rebounds while Isaiah Bujdoso had eight assists, Jordan Tchuente had three blocks and Lall and Small-Martin each had two steals.

The Gryphs shot 38 percent on field goals, 36 percent on three-pointers and 60 percent on free throws. They also had 32 points in the paint, 29 off turnovers, eight on second chances and 24 from their bench.

The Badgers shot 47 percent on field goals, 44 percent on three-pointers and 65 percent on free throws. Brock also had 32 points in the paint, 19 off turnovers, 11 on second chances and 39 from its bench.

Brock is on top of the West Division as its lone undefeated team. The Badgers are at 6-0 while the Gryphs are eighth in the nine-team division at 1-4 and have dropped three in a row. McMaster Marauders are second at 5-1 and are followed by the Western Mustangs at 3-1, Waterloo Warriors at 2-2, Laurier Golden Hawks at 2-3, Windsor Lancers and Lakehead Thunderwolves both at 2-4 and Algoma Thunderbirds at 0-4.

The Gryphs and Badgers are to meet again Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. Game time is 3 p.m. The game is the final league outing of 2021 for both teams.


  • Guelph Sports Journal