Gryphon women knocked out of playoff by Queen’s Gaels

Gryphon women knocked out of playoff by Queen’s Gaels

KINGSTON – The Guelph Gryphons saw their OUA women’s basketball season come to an end Saturday when they were handed a 68-51 defeat by the Queen’s Gaels at the Queen’s ARC Gymnasium in a quarter-final match.

Most of the difference in the game came in the third quarter when they were held to five points while the hosts scored 16.

The Gaels led 19-14 at the end of the first quarter, 38-27 at halftime and 54-32 at the end of the third quarter.

A three-pointer by Julia Colavecchia gave the Gryphs a 3-2 lead 1:17 into the game, but Queen’s shot ahead for good with a layup bucket 22 seconds later, the Gaels scoring seven points before the Gryphs got their next basket.

Renee Armstrong led the Gryphs with 16 points while Hannah Bourdon and Colavecchia each had eight and Trinity Papamandjaris and Alexis Wright collected seven apiece.

Papamandjaris had six rebounds while Lucy Tesseyman had five while Bourdon and Papamandjaris each had three assists. Armstrong had three blocks and Papamandjaris had three steals.

Julia Chadwick had 23 points for Queen’s while Emma Weltz had 14 and Laura Donovan netted nine. Chadwick had 15 rebounds, two blocks and three steals while Weltz had four assists.

The Gryphs shot 32 percent on field goals, 23 percent (5 of 22) on three-pointers and 57 percent on free throws. They also grabbed 27 rebounds, had eight assists, five blocks and 12 steals, committed 14 turnovers, had 26 points in the paint, 13 points off Queen’s turnovers, four second-chance points, eight fast-break points and received five points from their bench.

The Gaels shot 40 percent on field goals, 14 percent (2 of 14) on three-pointers and 74 percent on free throws and had 46 rebounds, 19 assists, four blocks, 11 steals, 22 turnovers, 42 points in the paint, 13 points off Gryphon turnovers, 10 second-chance points, four fast-break points and nine points from their bench.

Queen’s entered the game as the second seeds while the Gryphs were seeded seventh.

While the Gaels advance to the semifinals, the Gryphs finish their season 16-8 in OUA regular season and playoff play and 22-11 overall. They were 10-5 at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre for their fourth consecutive winning season there. They’re 35-15 at home during that time.


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