Gryphon hoops women crush Conestoga
GUELPH – This one was never going to be close, and it wasn’t.
The Guelph Gryphons dumped the Conestoga College Condors 105-22 in their final tune-up for the OUA women’s basketball league’s regular season Thursday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.
Guelph Gryphons 105 Conestoga 22
The Gryphs yielded 11 points to the Condors in the first quarter, the same amount they would give up the remainder of the game.
Guelph led 26-11 at the end of the first quarter, 52-16 at halftime and 86-18 at the end of the third quarter. Conestoga actually led the game, twice answering two-point buckets by the Gryphs with three-pointers in the first minute and 15 seconds of the match. Then the Gryphs went on a 16-point run to take full control of the match.
MacKeely Shantz led the Gryphs with 23 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals while Burke Bechard had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists and five steals. Trinity Papamandjaris had 19 points and five rebounds while Tatjana Boskovic collected 11 points and three steals. Renee Armstrong had nine points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Meagan White had seven points and nine rebounds for Conestoga while Camila Orellena Lara had four points and Charlotte Clifford had three points, eight rebounds and three steals.
The Gryphs shot 51 percent on field goals, 50 percent on three-pointers and 77 percent on free throws. They also had 54 points off turnovers, 13 on second chances and 47 from their bench.
Conestoga shot 17 percent on field goals, 21 percent on three-pointers and 50 percent on free throws and had three points off turnovers, three on second chances and two from its bench.
The Gryphs complete their preseason with three wins in as many outings as they had previously defeated a pair of OUA East opponents, beating the Laurentian Voyageurs 87-50 and Toronto Varsity Blues 89-49.
The Gryphs are to open their regular season next week with a pair of games against the Windsor Lancers. They’re to play at Windsor Wednesday (6 p.m. start) and at the GGAC next Saturday (2 p.m.).
- Guelph Sports Journal