Lapses costly as Gryphon hoops women beaten by Lancers

GUELPH – A couple of lapses hurt the Guelph Gryphons who stood tough against the ninth-ranked Windsor Lancers in OUA women’s basketball play Saturday night at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre.

Windsor scored nine consecutive points in a two-minute stretch of the first quarter to grab a lead they wouldn’t relinquish on their way to a 72-64 victory over the Gryphs.

The Lancers got that lead up to 12 points in the second quarter before Guelph battled back to close the gap to two in the final minute of the first half. The teams battled fairly evenly through the third quarter, but the Lancers went on a 10-1 run early in the final quarter to grab control for good. An 11-2 run by the Gryphs in the final four minutes of the match closed the margin to the final eight points.

Skyla Minaker led the Gryphs with 13 points while Megan Brenkel had 12, Haley Belyk and Ivana Vujadinovic 11 apiece, Burke Bechard eight and Ashley Wheeler seven. Bechard had five rebounds and four steals while Minaker had six assists.

Emily Prevost netted 18 points for Windsor while Olivia Osamusali had 13, Eve Uwayesu 12 and Nyamuoch Teny 10. Prevost grabbed 13 rebounds while Kaylee Anagnostopoulos had nine points, six rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

It was the second time this season the teams had met as the Lancers won 87-69 at Windsor Oct. 28.

The Lancers lead the West Division at 11-3 while the Gryphs are tied for fifth at 6-8.

The Gryphs are to play the fourth-place Western Mustangs (7-7) at Western’s Alumni Hall Wednesday at 6 p.m. and host the seventh-place Brock Badgers (5-9) Friday at 6 p.m.

  • Guelph Sports Journal