Gryphon hoops women top Laurentian for winning weekend
SUDBURY – The Guelph Gryphons made it a winning weekend road trip Saturday as they downed the Laurentian Voyageurs 88-60 at Laurentian’s Ben Avery Gym.
The Gryphs had a strong first half on their way to the victory. They were up 21-13 at the end of the first quarter and 47-27 at halftime. They extended their lead to 66-42 by the end of the third quarter.
Guelph shot 54 per cent on field goals and 45 per cent on jumpers while Laurentian shot 32 per cent on field goals and 17 per cent on three-pointers.
The Gryphs had 15 steals and 35 points off turnovers and also had 43 points from their bench.
Reece Mungar connected for 21 points for the Gryphs while Sarah Holmes and Skyla Minaker each had 12 and Burke Bechard had 10. MacKeely Shantz had seven rebounds and Bechard had five assists.
Laurentian used seven players in the game. Helena Lamoureaux led with 23 points while Bailey Tabin had 17. Both had eight rebounds while Gabby Schaffner and Sidney Crawford each had four assists.
The win lifts the Gryphs to 11-7 while Laurentian falls to 2-16. Western Mustangs lead the West Division at 16-3 and are followed by the Windsor Lancers at 14-4, Gryphs, Laurier Golden Hawks at 9-10, Algoma Thunderbirds at 5-13 and Waterloo Warriors at 3-15.
Top three in each of the three divisions and the three teams with the next-best records regardless of their division qualify for the playoffs. The Gryphs will clinch a playoff berth with a win or a loss by either Laurier or the Lakehead Thunderwolves (7-11) as they hold the tiebreaker against both teams.
The Gryphs have four games to go. They’re to host the Ryerson Rams (14-4) Wednesday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre Wednesday at 6 p.m., Toronto Varsity Blues (3-15) at the GGAC Saturday at 1 p.m. and Algoma at Sault Ste. Marie Feb. 14 and 15 at 6 p.m. both days.
Gryphons 88 Voyageurs 60
- Guelph Sports Journal