Gryphon hoops women get winning feeling again

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons snapped their seven-game losing streak as they downed the Brock Badgers 77-71 in OUA women’s basketball play Wednesday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The win was Guelph’s first in 2019 and first since beating the Nipissing Lakers 75-65 at home Nov. 16.

The Gryphs had to turn in a huge fourth-quarter performance to get the win as they scored 31 points in the final quarter to rally from a 15-point deficit at the beginning of the quarter.

The hosts had led 22-18 at the end of the first quarter and 35-31 at halftime before Brock pulled away to lead 61-46 at the end of the third quarter.

The Badgers used at 23-5 run in the third quarter to shoot ahead while the Gryphs had a 20-1 run in the first six minutes of the final quarter to regain the lead.

Burke Bechard struck for 19 points for the Gryphs while Skyla Minaker had 16 and Ivana Vujadinovic and Modupe Okeowo netted 15 apiece. Bechard also had 11 rebounds and seven assists while Minaker had four steals and Julia Kokonis had three blocks.

Kristin Gallant collected 21 points for Brock and Melissa Tatti had 20. Courtney McPherson grabbed seven rebounds while Tatti had four assists and six steals.

The win leaves the Gryphs fifth in the West Division at 5-10 while Brock remains fourth at 7-8.

The Gryphs are to play the Western Mustangs (3-11) at Western’s Alumni Hall Saturday at 6 p.m. That’ll be the first of five consecutive road games for the Gryphs. Next home game is Feb. 8 against the Windsor Lancers (9-6).

 

Gryphons 77 Badgers 71
Guelph     22-13-11-31–77
Brock        18-13-30-10–71
TEAM STATS
Field-Goal Percentage: Guelph 35.4; Brock 39.1
Three-Point Percentage: Guelph 28.0; Brock 25.9
Free-Throw Percentage: Guelph 70.0; Brock 58.8
Turnovers: Guelph 17; Brock 15
Points off Turnovers: Guelph 24; Brock 17
Second-Chance Points: Guelph 10; Brock 8
Total Rebounds: Guelph 42; Brock 34
Offensive Rebounds: Guelph 17; Brock 10
Defensive Rebounds: Guelph 25; Brock 24
Assists: Guelph 19; Brock 12
Blocks: Guelph 5; Brock 6
Steals: Guelph 7; Brock 11
Fouls: Guelph 17; Brock 24
INDIVIDUAL STATS
Points: Guelph — Bechard 19, Minaker 16, Vujadinovic 15, Okeowo 15, Kokonis 5, Holmes 3, Boskovic 2, White 2; Brock — Gallant 21, Tatti 20, Smith 6, Charbonneau 6, Campbell 5, McPherson 5, Morris 4, Croce 2, Northey 2.
Rebounds: Guelph — Bechard 11, Okeowo 9, Holmes 8, Kokonis 4, Vujadinovic 3, Minaker 3, Boskovic 2, Pryce 1, White 1; Brock — McPherson 7, Campbell 6, Morris 5, Tatti 4, Croce 4, Smith 3, Gallant 3, Charbonneau 1, Northey 1.
Assists: Guelph — Bechard 7, Vujadinovic 3, Minaker 3, Holmes 2, Okeowo 2, Pryce 1, Kingsley 1; Brock — Tatti 4, McPherson 3, Croce 2, Smith 1, Gallant 1, Charbonneau 1.
Steals: Guelph — Minaker 4, Vujadinovic 1, Holmes 1, Bechard 1; Brock — Tatti 6, Morris 2, Gallant 1, Campbell 1, McPherson 1.
Blocks: Guelph — Kokonis 3, Vujadinovic 1, Holmes 1; Brock — Campbell 2, Croce 2, Gallant 1, Northey 1.
Turnovers: Guelph — Minaker 5, Bechard 2, Vujadinovic 1, Holmes 1, Pryce 1, Kokonis 1, Vigna 1, Boskovic 1; Brock — Tatti 4, Gallant 4, Charbonneau 1, Morris 1, Northey 1, Gojmerac 1, McPherson 1.
Fouls: Guelph — Bechard 4, Kokonis 4, Vujadinovic 2, Okeowo 2, Holmes 1, Minaker 1, Pryce 1, Kingsley 1, White 1; Brock — Tatti 5, Morris 4, McPherson 4, Charbonneau 3, Gallant 2, Campbell 2, Croce 2, Smith 1, Northey 1.

 

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