Gryphon hoops women fall to fourth-ranked McMaster

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons had four players reach double digits in scoring, but they were clobbered 109-80 by the fourth-ranked McMaster Marauders in OUA women’s basketball play Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The loss was the seventh in a row for the Gryphs who have not won since coming from behind to beat the Nipissing Lakers 75-65 Nov. 16. Of the losses in the skid, all but one have been on their home court.

It was also the first time a team had scored 100 points or more against the Gryphs since a 106-79 loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies in a preseason tournament game Oct. 9, 2015, and the first time in league play since they lost 102-48 to the Windsor Lancers Feb. 1, 2014.

Friday, McMaster led 31-21 at the end of the first quarter, 53-39 at halftime and 75-61 at the end of the third quarter.

The Marauders sank half of their field-goal attempts and 51.3 per cent of their three-pointers. They missed two of their 13 free throws.

The Gryphs shot 39.0 per cent from the floor, 30.4 per cent from long range and 72.2 per cent from the line.

Ivana Vujadinovic collected 20 points for the Gryphs while Modupe Okeowo had 16, Skyla Minaker 15 and Burke Bechard 14. Bechard also grabbed six rebounds while Minaker had six assists and four steals.

Hilary Hanaka led McMaster with 29 points and was followed by sister Julia Hanaka with 21 and Sarah Gates and Christina Buttenham with 19 apiece.

Olivia Wilson had seven rebounds while Linnea Harper had eight assists and Gates had four steals.

McMaster is second in the West Division at 11-2 while the Gryphs are in a four-way tie for fifth. Guelph is at 4-10 while the others (Algoma Thunderbirds, Waterloo Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks) are each at 4-9.

The Gryphs are to host the Brock Badgers (6-7) Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the GGAC.

 

Marauders 109 Gryphons 80
Guelph           21-18-22-19–80
McMaster     31-22-22-34–108
TEAM STATS
Field-Goal Percentage: Guelph 39.0; McMaster 50.0
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 30.4; McMaster 51.3
Free-Throw Percentage: Guelph 72.2; McMaster 84.6
Turnovers: Guelph 15; McMaster 16
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 21; McMaster 24
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 21; McMaster 20
Total Rebounds: Guelph 31; McMaster 41
Offensive Rebounds: Guelph 16; McMaster 17
Defensive Rebounds: Guelph 15; McMaster 24
Assists: Guelph 13; McMaster 33
Blocks: Guelph 3; McMaster 3
Steals: Guelph 12; McMaster 9
Fouls: Guelph 11; McMaster 18
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Vujadinovic 20, Okeowo 16, Minaker 15, Bechard 14, Holmes 6, Pryce 4, White 2, Boskovic 2, Kokonis 1; McMaster — H.Hanaka 28, J.Hanaka 21, Gates 19, Buttenham 19, Harper 7, Burns 6, Streight 5, Wilson 4.
Rebounds: Guelph — Bechard 6, Okeowo 5, Minaker 4, Boskovic 4, Vujadinovic 3, Holmes 3, Kingsley 3, Pryce 2, White 1; McMaster — Wilson 7, H.Hanaka 6, Harper 6, Buttenham 5, Burns 5, Gates 4, Spadafora 2, Tsuzuki 2, J.Hanaka 2, Streight 1, Soriano 1.
Assists: Guelph — Minaker 6, Bechard 4, Pryce 2, Holmes 1; McMaster — Harper 8, H.Hanaka 6, Buttenham 6, Wilson 5, Burns 3, J.Hanaka 2, Gates 1, Spadafora 1, Tsuzuki 1.
Steals: Guelph — Minaker 4, Okeowo 3, White 2, Vujadinovic 1, Kokonis 1, Bechard 1; McMaster — Gates 4, Buttenham 2, Harper 1, Streight 1, Spadafora 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Holmes 1, Boskovic 1, Bechard 1; McMaster — Buttenham 2, H.Hanaka 1.
Turnovers: Guelph — Minaker 4, Bechard 3, Okeowo 2, Boskovic 2, Vujadinovic 1, White 1, Pryce 1; McMaster — H.Hanaka 3, Gates 3, J.Hanaka 3, Burns 2, Buttenham 1, Harper 1, Wilson 1, Streight 1, Tsuzuki 1.
Fouls: Guelph — Okeowo 2, Kokonis 2, Vujadinovic 1, Holmes 1, Minaker 1, White 1, Kingsley 1, Boskovic 1, Bechard 1; McMaster — Gates 3, Harper 3, Burns 3, H.Hanaka 2, Buttenham 2, Wilson 2, Soriano 1, Spadafora 1, J.Hanaka 1.

 

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