Gryphon hoops women top Windsor to finish regular season

Gryphon hoops women top Windsor to finish regular season

WINDSOR – The Guelph Gryphons completed their OUA women’s basketball league’s regular season Saturday with a 64-51 victory over the Windsor Lancers at Windsor’s Toldo Lancer Centre.

A big second quarter was the difference in the game as the Gryphs turned a 16-15 lead at the end of the first quarter into a 37-23 advantage at halftime. Guelph was up 50-37 at the end of the third quarter.


Guelph Gryphons 64 Windsor Lancers 51

The Lancers scored the first basket of the game 10 seconds into the match, but a three-pointer by Renee Armstrong almost a minute and a half into the game put the Gryphs ahead for good.

MacKeely Shantz led the Gryphs with 22 points while Julia Colavecchia netted 18 and Armstrong had nine. Colavecchia had nine rebounds and three steals while Armstrong had three assists and Marielle Kleuskens had the team’s lone block.

Vanessa Budimunda had 15 points for Windsor while Kali Grootenbeor had nine. Grootenbeor also had 12 rebounds and two of the team’s five blocks while Mya Iriah had four assists and four steals.

The Gryphs shot 36 percent on field goals, 41 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throws. They also had 24 points in the paint, 14 off turnovers, four on second chances and 13 from their bench.

Windsor shot 25 percent on field goals, 14 percent (3 of 21) on three-pointers and 60 percent on free throws. The Lancers also had 28 points in the paint, 15 off turnovers, nine on second chances and 26 from their bench.

The win avenged a 75-56 loss to Windsor at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre a week earlier, Guelph’s lone loss of their final five games of the regular season.

The Gryphs finish second in the West Division at 16-6. Waterloo Warriors finished first at 17-5 and will get a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Windsor was third at 12-10, Western Mustangs fourth at 11-11, Laurier Golden Hawks fifth at 7-15 and Algoma Thunderbirds are sixth at 0-21 with a game to go against the York Lions Sunday.

Other teams to get first-round byes are the Queen’s Gaels (first in the East Division at 21-1), McMaster Marauders (first in the Central Division at 17-5) and the Carleton Ravens (best of the rest at 19-3).

Ottawa Gee-Gees (18-4), the Gryphs, Toronto Metropolitan Bold (14-8) and Windsor (12-10) are to host first-round playoff matches Wednesday while the other playoff qualifiers are the Brock Badgers (12-10, lose tiebreaker to Windsor), Western, Laurentian Voyageurs (9-13) and the York Lions (8-13).

The Gryphs are likely to play York Wednesday in the playoff match as York will win the tiebreaker with Laurentian should the Lions beat winless Algoma Sunday.

Guelph defeated York 82-72 at the GGAC Nov. 19 and Laurentian 60-57 at the GGAC Jan. 25.

 

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Gryphon hoops women top Windsor to finish regular season

WINDSOR – The Guelph Gryphons completed their OUA women’s basketball league’s regular season Saturday with a 64-51 victory over the Windsor Lancers at Windsor’s Toldo Lancer Centre.

A big second quarter was the difference in the game as the Gryphs turned a 16-15 lead at the end of the first quarter into a 37-23 advantage at halftime. Guelph was up 50-37 at the end of the third quarter.


Guelph Gryphons 64
Windsor Lancers 51

The Lancers scored the first basket of the game 10 seconds into the match, but a three-pointer by Renee Armstrong almost a minute and a half into the game put the Gryphs ahead for good.

MacKeely Shantz led the Gryphs with 22 points while Julia Colavecchia netted 18 and Armstrong had nine. Colavecchia had nine rebounds and three steals while Armstrong had three assists and Marielle Kleuskens had the team’s lone block.

Vanessa Budimunda had 15 points for Windsor while Kali Grootenbeor had nine. Grootenbeor also had 12 rebounds and two of the team’s five blocks while Mya Iriah had four assists and four steals.

The Gryphs shot 36 percent on field goals, 41 percent on three-pointers and 71 percent on free throws. They also had 24 points in the paint, 14 off turnovers, four on second chances and 13 from their bench.

Windsor shot 25 percent on field goals, 14 percent (3 of 21) on three-pointers and 60 percent on free throws. The Lancers also had 28 points in the paint, 15 off turnovers, nine on second chances and 26 from their bench.

The win avenged a 75-56 loss to Windsor at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre a week earlier, Guelph’s lone loss of their final five games of the regular season.

The Gryphs finish second in the West Division at 16-6. Waterloo Warriors finished first at 17-5 and will get a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Windsor was third at 12-10, Western Mustangs fourth at 11-11, Laurier Golden Hawks fifth at 7-15 and Algoma Thunderbirds are sixth at 0-21 with a game to go against the York Lions Sunday.

Other teams to get first-round byes are the Queen’s Gaels (first in the East Division at 21-1), McMaster Marauders (first in the Central Division at 17-5) and the Carleton Ravens (best of the rest at 19-3).

Ottawa Gee-Gees (18-4), the Gryphs, Toronto Metropolitan Bold (14-8) and Windsor (12-10) are to host first-round playoff matches Wednesday while the other playoff qualifiers are the Brock Badgers (12-10, lose tiebreaker to Windsor), Western, Laurentian Voyageurs (9-13) and the York Lions (8-13).

The Gryphs are likely to play York Wednesday in the playoff match as York will win the tiebreaker with Laurentian should the Lions beat winless Algoma Sunday.

Guelph defeated York 82-72 at the GGAC Nov. 19 and Laurentian 60-57 at the GGAC Jan. 25.

 

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