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Gryphon hoops women clobber Varsity Blues, too

TORONTO – The Guelph Gryphons posted another one-sided OUA women’s basketball preseason victory Saturday as they dropped the Toronto Varsity Blues 89-49 at Toronto’s Goldring Centre.

A 13-point run in the first quarter staked the Gryphs to an early 15-point lead on their way to the whitewash win.

Guelph Gryphons 89 Toronto 49

The Gryphs were up 34-12 at the end of the first quarter, 51-14 at halftime and 64-23 after the third quarter.

Burke Bechard led the Gryphs with a game-high 21 points while Reece Mungar had 16, Julia Colavecchia 14, Trinity Papamandjari 13 and Natalie Vigna 11. Bechard and Colavecchia each grabbed nine rebounds while Tatjana Boskovic had seven. Bechard also had six assists, three blocks and nine steals while Shantz had five assists, Vigna had two blocks and Boskovic had four steals.

Ellen Ougrinov had 18 points for the Varsity Blues while Alex Jaglall, Sabrina Nero and Jada Poon-Tip each had six rebounds. Ougrinov and Faith Joseph each had three assists while Poon-Tip had two blocks and three steals and Joseph also had three steals.

The Gryphs shot 49 percent on field goals, 29 percent on three-pointers and 66 percent on free throws while Toronto shot 24 percent on field goals, 30 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throws.

Guelph scored more points from the paint (50) than Toronto managed in the game. The Gryphs also had 32 points off turnovers, 16 second-chance points, 12 off fast breaks and 19 from their bench.

Toronto had six points from the paint, nine off turnovers, nine on second chances and 16 from its bench.

The Varsity Blues had 31 turnovers, 10 more than the Gryphs who also had 19 steals, eight more than Toronto.

The win came eight days after the Gryphs had downed the Laurentian Voyageurs 87-50 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs are to complete their preseason with a game at the GGAC against the Conestoga College Condors Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal