Gryphon hoops women clobber Ontario Tech

Gryphon hoops women clobber Ontario Tech

OSHAWA – The Guelph Gryphons rebounded from a slow start to clout the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks 95-45 in OUA women’s basketball play Saturday at Ontario Tech’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.

After trailing 21-20 at the end of the opening quarter, the Gryphs limited Ontario Tech to 24 points the remainder of the way including 14 in the second half.

Guelph led 51-31 at halftime and 72-36 at the end of the third quarter.

Every Gryphon suited up for the game saw at least 10 minutes of game time and sank at least one basket.

Renee Armstrong led the Gryphs with 19 points and seven rebounds while Hannah Bourdon had 12 points and four steals. Macy Weber had 11 points in 11 minutes and Julia Colavecchia had 10 points and four steals. Keryl Ousey had nine points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 15 minutes. Rain Jhaj had four assists while Lucy Tesseyman had three blocks.

Allie Dunnett had 22 points for the Ridgebacks who had eight players for the game. The Gryphs had 12.

Adra Barnet had seven rebounds while Felicity Villarin had five assists.

Guelph had 44 rebounds, 20 assists, eight blocks, 18 steals and 16 turnovers in the game. The Gryphs also shot 48 percent on field goals, 35 percent on three-pointers and 72 percent on free throws and scored 48 points in the paint, 32 off turnovers, 14 on second chances, eight on fast breaks and 38 from their bench.

Ontario Tech had 29 rebounds, 11 assists, no blocks, four steals and 30 turnovers and also shot 27 percent on field goals, 33 percent on three-pointers and 57 percent on free throws. The Ridgebacks scored 10 points in the paint, five off turnovers, none on second chances, two on fast breaks and eight from their bench.

The Gryphs (6-4) head into the break for exams and Christmas in a three-way tie for first in the OUA West with the Waterloo Warriors (6-3) and the Laurier Golden Hawks (6-4). They’re followed by the Windsor Lancers (5-3), Western Mustangs (4-5) and Algoma Thunderbirds (1-9).

Ontario Tech is sixth in the OUA East at 1-8.

The Gryphs are to return from the break with a game against the Toronto Varsity Blues (fifth in the OUA Central at 2-7) at Toronto’s Goldring Centre Jan. 4 at 6 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal