Gryphon hoops women avenge loss to Waterloo
WATERLOO – Spurred on by a big second-quarter effort, the Guelph Gryphons avenged their Wednesday loss on their home court to the Waterloo Warriors by hanging on for a 61-56 victory in OUA women’s basketball play on Waterloo’s Carl Totzke Court Saturday.
The Gryphs scored more points in the second quarter than they did in the entire second half in the win. They led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter and 42-23 at halftime before Waterloo narrowed the gap by eight points to 51-40 at the end of the third quarter.
Alexis Wright led the Gryphs with 13 points while Lucy Tesseyman had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Julia Colavecchia and Keryl Ousey each had seven points while Renee Armstrong, Hannah Bourdon and Alexandra Urban each had five rebounds. Five players had two assists apiece while five players each had one assist.
Ghiselle Poblete had 20 points and four steals for Waterloo while Summer Pahl had 13 points and three assists. Nehita Oko-Oboh and Jemima Lacroix each had 10 rebounds while Oko-Oboh also had two blocks.
The Gryphs shot 39 percent on field goals, 28 percent on three-pointers and 46 percent on free throws. In the second half Guelph shot 28 percent (6 of 22) on field goals, 10 percent (1 of 10) on three-pointers and 46 percent (6 of 13) on free throws.
Guelph also had 36 rebounds, 12 assists, seven blocks, five steals and 20 turnovers. Points in the paint were not recorded. The Gryphs got 10 points off turnovers, three on second chances and 31 from their bench.
Waterloo shot 24 percent on field goals, 18 percent on three-pointers and 72 percent on free throws, had 39 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, 12 steals and 12 turnovers. They also scored 17 points off turnovers and seven on second chances and had seven from their bench.
The loss was the first of the season for the Warriors who are now at 2-1 while the Gryphs are at 2-2.
The Gryphs are to host the Algoma Thunderbirds (0-4) twice next weekend as they’re to play at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal