Gryphon women stall late in loss to Brock Badgers

Gryphon women stall late in loss to Brock Badgers

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons were limited to a pair of baskets on free throws in the final two and a half minutes of the game as they saw their four-game OUA women’s basketball league win streak come to an end Saturday at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

The Gryphs were defeated 63-58 by the Brock Badgers as Brock rallied from an eight-point deficit early in the final quarter to claim the win. The Badgers drained a three-pointer and four free throws in the final 2½ minutes and they also grabbed seven rebounds during that time while the Gryphs missed six shots, four of them being three-point attempts.

Brock led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter and 27-25 at halftime before the Gryphs bounced back to shoot ahead 42-38 by the end of the third quarter.

Renee Armstrong led the Gryphs with 15 points while Alexis Wright had 14, Trinity Papamandjaris had 11 and Julia Colavecchia added nine. Papamandjaris hauled down 15 rebounds and had two blocks while Armstrong had 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Hannah Bourdon had nine rebounds and two steals and Colavecchia also had two steals.

Madalyn Weinert had a game-high 30 points for Brock while Angeline Campbell add 12 and Noor Bazzi had 11. Weinert had eight rebounds and three blocks while Olivia Fiorucci also had eight rebounds and Bazzi had five assists and four steals.

The Gryphs shot 27 percent on field goals, 18 percent on three-pointers, 75 percent on free throws and had 47 rebounds, nine assists, 21 turnovers, six points off Brock turnovers, 13 second-chance points, 26 points in the paint and six points from their bench.

Brock shot 39 percent on field goals, 31 percent on three-pointers, 59 percent on free throws and had 35 rebounds, 18 assists, 17 turnovers, 17 points off Gryphon turnovers, 11 second-chance points, 20 points in the paint and no points from their bench.

The result leaves the Gryphs at 9-5. They’re to play the McMaster Marauders at McMaster Wednesday.


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