Gryphon hoops women win each quarter to top Algoma
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons outscored the Algoma Thunderbirds in each of the four quarters as they posted a 59-41 victory in OUA women’s basketball play Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.
The Gryphs led 16-9 at the end of the first quarter, 26-16 at halftime and 39-28 after the third quarter.
A total of 12 Gryphons picked up pojnts in the match. Julia Colavecchia had 13 to be the only Gryph to hit double digits in scoring. Trinity Papamandjaris added eight and Sarah Metwally had seven.
Lucy Tessey man hauled down 11 rebounds while Alexis Wright had seven. Wright also had two assists while Jannah Bourdon and Colavecchia each had three steals and Rain Jhaj had two. Getting one block apiece were Colavecchia, Tesseyman and Ella Thomas.
Kaila Fong had 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists for Algoma while Sadie Grawbarger had six points, eight rebounds and a block. Ashlyn Noble had three steals and Grawbarger, Sage Steadman, Grace Silverthorn and Allison Read each had a block.
The Gryphs had 42 rebounds, six assists, three blocks, 12 steals and 20 turnovers. They also shot 25 percent on field goals, 11 percent (3 of 28) on three-pointers and 63 percent on free throws and scored 26 points in the paint, 18 off turnovers, 10 on second chances and received 24 from the bench.
Algoma had 29 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, six steals and 31 turnovers and the Thunderbirds shot 29 percent on field goals, 25 percent on three-pointers and 62 percent on free throws. They also scored 12 points in the paint, seven off turnovers, seven on second chances and had eight from the bench.
The result leaves the Gryphs tied for second in the OUA West at 3-2 and Algoma sixth at 0-5.
The two teams are to battle again Saturday at 12 p.m. at the GGAC.
- Guelph Sports Journal