Gryphon hoops women ousted by McMaster Marauders

Gryphon hoops women ousted by McMaster Marauders

HAMILTON – The Guelph Gryphons saw their OUA women’s basketball season come to an end Saturday when they were edged 70-63 by the McMaster Marauders in quarter-final play at McMaster’s Burridge Gymnasium.

The game was a close one throughout with neither team building a double-digit lead in the match. The lead changed hands four times in the game and the score was tied eight times.


McMaster Marauders 70 Guelph Gryphons 63

McMaster did lead at the end of each quarter as the Marauders were up 16-14 at the end of the first quarter, 39-37 at halftime and 55-51 after the third quarter.

The Gryphs tied the score 61-61 with 6:51 to go in the final quarter, but couldn’t shoot ahead. In fact, both teams lost their scoring touch for over four minutes and combined to miss 13 shots in that time, seven by the hosts.

Sarah Gates deposited a layup with 2:48 to go to put McMaster ahead for good. The Marauders added a free throw before McKeely Shantz connected on a layup for the Gryphs with 1:18 to go to close the gap to a single point. That would end up beind Guelph’s final basket of the season.

Natalie Vigna struck for 21 points for the Gryphs while Julia Colavecchia netted 15 with 11 of her points coming in the third quarter. Shantz finished with 10 while Renee Armstrong had seven and 11 rebounds. Shantz had four assists while Colavecchia had two blocks and Alexis Wright had two steals.

Gates collected a game-high 29 points for McMaster and Jenna Button followed with 15. Arianne Soriano had nine rebounds while Button had seven assists, Gates had three blocks and Soriano had three steals.

The Gryphs shot 35 percent on field goals, 32 percent on three-pointers and 56 percent on free throws. They also had 24 points in the paint, seven off turnovers, 10 on second chances and eight from their bench.

McMaster shot 34 percent on field goals, 18 percent on three-pointers and 60 percent on free throws and also had 34 points in the paint, 18 off turnovers, 10 on second chances and 13 from their bench.

The Gryphs finish their season with an overall record of 21-8 including preseason, regular season and playoff games.

It was the second consecutive season they suffered a loss in an away game in the league quarter-finals and third time in four seasons.

The Gryphs have qualified for the playoffs in five consecutive seasons.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Gryphon hoops women ousted by McMaster Marauders

HAMILTON – The Guelph Gryphons saw their OUA women’s basketball season come to an end Saturday when they were edged 70-63 by the McMaster Marauders in quarter-final play at McMaster’s Burridge Gymnasium.

The game was a close one throughout with neither team building a double-digit lead in the match. The lead changed hands four times in the game and the score was tied eight times.


McMaster Marauders 70
Guelph Gryphons 63

McMaster did lead at the end of each quarter as the Marauders were up 16-14 at the end of the first quarter, 39-37 at halftime and 55-51 after the third quarter.

The Gryphs tied the score 61-61 with 6:51 to go in the final quarter, but couldn’t shoot ahead. In fact, both teams lost their scoring touch for over four minutes and combined to miss 13 shots in that time, seven by the hosts.

Sarah Gates deposited a layup with 2:48 to go to put McMaster ahead for good. The Marauders added a free throw before McKeely Shantz connected on a layup for the Gryphs with 1:18 to go to close the gap to a single point. That would end up beind Guelph’s final basket of the season.

Natalie Vigna struck for 21 points for the Gryphs while Julia Colavecchia netted 15 with 11 of her points coming in the third quarter. Shantz finished with 10 while Renee Armstrong had seven and 11 rebounds. Shantz had four assists while Colavecchia had two blocks and Alexis Wright had two steals.

Gates collected a game-high 29 points for McMaster and Jenna Button followed with 15. Arianne Soriano had nine rebounds while Button had seven assists, Gates had three blocks and Soriano had three steals.

The Gryphs shot 35 percent on field goals, 32 percent on three-pointers and 56 percent on free throws. They also had 24 points in the paint, seven off turnovers, 10 on second chances and eight from their bench.

McMaster shot 34 percent on field goals, 18 percent on three-pointers and 60 percent on free throws and also had 34 points in the paint, 18 off turnovers, 10 on second chances and 13 from their bench.

The Gryphs finish their season with an overall record of 21-8 including preseason, regular season and playoff games.

It was the second consecutive season they suffered a loss in an away game in the league quarter-finals and third time in four seasons.

The Gryphs have qualified for the playoffs in five consecutive seasons.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal