Gryphon hoops women start fast to run by McGill
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons used a fast start to leave the McGill Martlets behind in OUA women’s basketball preseason play Sunday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.
The Gryphs grabbed a 17-point lead by the end of the first quarter on their way to a 65-49 win.
The locals were up 25-8 at the end of the first quarter, 32-20 at halftime and 54-37 at the end of the third quarter.
The Gryphs shot 39 percent on field goals, 19 percent on three-pointers, 50 percent on free throws and had 34 points in the paint, 20 off turnovers, four on second chances and 19 from their bench.
McGill shot 35 percent on field goals, 33 percent on three-pointers, 67 percent on free throws and had 14 points in the paint, eight off turnovers, 10 on second chances and 14 from their bench.
Mackeely Shantz struck for 16 points and five steals while Natalie Vigna had 10 points. Renee Armstrong and Julia Colavecchia each had nine points, four rebounds, five assists and three steals. Lucy Tesseyman also had nine points and she had two blocks.
Emma-Jane Scotten had 14 points and three blocks for McGill while Tshiashikona Mbengo had eight points. Kristy Awikeh had eight rebounds while Jessica Salanon had three assists and Ines Tchoukuiegno had two steals.
The Gryphs are 3-1 in their preseason that is to wrap up Friday with a game against the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks at the GGAC. Game time is 6 p.m.
They’re to open their regular season Nov. 4 in Thunder Bay with a 6 p.m. game against the Lakehead Thunderwolves.
- Guelph Sports Journal