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Gryphon hoops women drop Lancers again

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons never trailed as they claimed their second victory over the Windsor Lancers in OUA women’s basketball play this week, downing the visitors 78-58 Saturday afternoon at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs limited the Lancers to the exact same total of points as they did in an 85-75 win at Windsor Wednesday.


Guelph Gryphons 78 Windsor 58

The game was a relatively close affair throughout the first half, but the locals pulled away in the second half. The Gryphs were up 22-12 at the end of the first quarter and 37-31 at halftime before running to a 69-46 lead by the end of the third quarter.

The Gryphs had five players reach double digits in scoring as Burle Bechard had 15 points, MacKeely Shantz 14, Natalie Vigna 12 and Skyla Minaker and Julia Colavecchia 10 apiece. Renee Armstrong grabbed seven rebounds while Bechard had six. Minaker had six assists, Armstrong had two blocks and Shantz had five steals.

Maggie Denys and Reine Ndome both started the game on the bench for the Lancers, but they led Windsor in scoring with 16 points apiece. Reighan Dales and Ndome each had six rebounds while Noor Bazzi had two assists and Ndome had three steals.

The Gryphs shot 44 percent on field goals, 17 percent on three-pointers and 86 percent on free throws. They also had 24 points off turnovers, six on second chances and 25 from their bench.

Windsor shot 31 percent on field goals, 29 percent on three-pointers and 75 percent on free throws and had 10 points off turnovers, seven on second chances and 40 from its bench.

In the West Division, the Gryphs, Western Mustangs, Brock Badgers and McMaster Marauders have each started their seasons with 2-0 records while the Lakehead Thunderwolves, Algoma Thunderbirds, Laurier Golden Hawks and Windsor have each started 0-2. Waterloo Warriors start their regular season next week.

Each team plays each other team in the division twice during the season, always in back-to-back affairs. All are always home-and-home series except for the games against Algoma and Lakehead which will both be played on the same court. In Guelph’s case, they play twice at home against Algoma and twice in Thunder Bay against Lakehead.

Next week the Gryphs are to face McMaster. They’re to play at the GGAC Wednesday at 6 p.m. and in Hamilton Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal