Gryphon men hoopsters start fast, but fall to Marauders
HAMILTON – The Guelph Gryphons started quickly, but it wasn’t enough as they were handed a 92-82 setback by the McMaster Marauders in OUA men’s basketball play Saturday at McMaster’s Burridge Gym.
The Gryphs had a six-point lead 10 ticks over two minutes into the game, but the hosts responded with a 21-5 run to take control.
McMaster 92 Guelph Gryphons 82
McMaster led 32-19 at the end of the first quarter and 55-42 at the half. The Gryphs cut the gap by five points in the third quarter to trail 67-59 heading into the fourth. However, it took them almost six and a half minutes to sink their first basket of the final quarter and by then the Marauders had scored 21 in the quarter.
The Gryphs shot 35 percent on field goals, 17 percent on three-pointers and 63 percent on free throws. They had nine points off turnovers, 21 second-chance points and 29 points from their bench.
McMaster shot 47 percent on field goals, 27 percent on three-pointers and 54 percent on free throws with 24 points off turnovers, 15 on second chances and 45 from their bench.
Malcolm Glanville had 21 points, 10 rebounds and two steals for the Gryphs while Rasheed Weekes gathered 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Khalid Ismail had 13 points and four rebounds while Keenan Dowell had nine points, five rebounds and two steals.
Mike Demagus came off the bench to lead McMaster with 26 points, four rebounds and two steals. Jordan Henry collected 17 points and three rebounds while Christian Bentley had 12 points, five rebounds and two steals and Mychael Paulo had 12 points, four rebounds and two steals.
McMaster moves to second in the West Division at 3-1, trailing only the 4-0 Brock Badgers. Western Mustangs are at 2-0 while Windsor Lancers are at 2-2 and Waterloo Warriors are at 1-1. The Gryphs and Lakehead Thunderwolves are both at 1-3 and the Algoma Thunderbirds and Laurier Golden Hawks are both at 0-2.
The Gryphs have two weeks to prepare for their next action, their last league games of 2021, back-to-back games with Brock. They’re to play at Brock Nov. 24 and at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre Nov. 27.
- Guelph Sports Journal