Guelph Gryphons dropped by third-ranked Gee-Gees
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons suffered their third consecutive OUA men’s basketball setback as they were downed 88-70 by the Ottawa Gee-Gees Friday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletic Centre.
The Gryphs led 21-20 at the end of the first quarter, but faded after that in the loss to the third-ranked Gee-Gees. Ottawa was up 44-33 at halftime and 66-49 at the end of the third quarter.
The Gryphs were without veterans Tommy Yanchus and Banky Alade, both out with injuries. Yanchus led the Gryphs with 17.4 points per game last season while Alade was third at 14.5 and also had a team-high 11.1 rebounds per game.
Friday, Rasheed Weekes hit for 22 points for the Gryphs while Trevor Hutton had 16. Weekes also hauled down 13 rebounds while Malcolm Glanville had five assists and two steals and Keenan Dowell had two blocks.
Calvin Epistola collected 20 points for Ottawa while Kevin Civil had 13, Borys Minger and Charles-Antoine Gaba 11 apiece and Sean Stoqua 10. Thomas Chilton had nine rebounds, Epistola had seven assists, Civil had two steals and Marlon Kordrostami had two blocks.
The Gryphs are tied for fourth in the West Division at 1-4. Western Mustangs lead at 5-2 while both the Laurier Golden Hawks and Windsor Lancers are at 4-3. Algoma Thunderbirds and Waterloo Warriors are both at 1-5.
The Gryphs are to host the top-ranked Carleton Ravens at the GGAC Sunday. Like Ottawa, the Ravens are at 5-0. Game time Sunday is 3 p.m.
Gee-Gees 88 Gryphons 70
- Guelph Sports Journal