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Gryphon men hoopsters top Sheridan in preseason

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons hit four consecutive jump shots midway through the first quarter on their way to a 103-85 victory over the Sheridan College Bruins in OUA men’s basketball preseason play Wednesday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre.

Those four straight baskets in about a minute and a half turned a single-point deficit, Sheridan’s lone lead of the game, into a 13-6 advantage.

Guelph Gryphons 103 Sheridan 85

The Gryphs extended their lead to 27-16 at the end of the quarter and led 57-44 at halftime and 82-69 after the third quarter.

Rasheed Weekes led the Gryphs with 16 points while Malcolm Glanville had 15, Felix Janusauskas 12 and Carl Veltmann and Khalid Ismail 10 apiece. Weeks had 10 rebounds, Janusauskas nine, Viktor Nausedas eight and Glanville seven. Weekes also had five assists and Mathew Oliver had three steals.

Jaidyn Dorman had a game-high 24 points for Sheridan while Mahmoud Qasim had 17, Jaylen Passley 15 and Jordan Grant 10. Dorman also had 10 rebounds while Grant had two assists and Qasim had three steals.

The Gryphs shot 48 per cent on field-goal attempts, 26 per cent on three-pointers and 78 per cent on free throws while Sheridan shot 33 per cent from the field, 30 per cent on three-pointers and 72 per cent on free throws.

Guelph also scored 24 points on turnovers, 19 on second chances and 51 by the players coming off the bench. Sheridan had 14 points off turnovers, 14 off second chances and 20 from their bench.

The Gryphs have won both of their preseason matches and have one left Friday in Toronto against the Ryerson Rams before starting their regular season with a pair of games against the Windsor Lancers. They’re to play in Windsor Nov. 3 and at the GGAC Nov. 6 starting at 4 p.m.

This season the Gryphs are to play a 16-game regular season and are to play two games a week, always against the same opponent and only against their fellow OUA West clubmates. They’re to play home-and-home series against all teams within travelling distance, meaning they’ll play two in a row at home against the Algoma Thunderbirds of Sault Ste. Marie and two in a row in Thunder Bay against the Lakehead Thunderwolves.


  • Guelph Sports Journal