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Guelph Gyphons Major Bantam Boys # 1

Gryphs take the bronze in St. Catharines.

The Gryphons are off to a successful start to the current season posting an 8-2 record.

The Gryphs first participated in the Toronto Fall Classic, a 100-team event at the Toronto International Centre. In their first game they played the Whitby Wildcats and came out on top 54-35. The team was led in scoring by Daniel Wang with 13, Jaylen Phillip with 8 and Will Glaspell with 7. Top rebounders were Robert Vosper with 12 and Phillip with 9. In game two the Gyphs prevailed 60-41 over the Cambridge Centaurs. Jordon Rodgers led the way with 12 points, followed by Nick Poloniato with 10 and Wang with 9. Top rebounders were Vosper and Poloniato with 11 each. Game three saw the Gryphs lose a heartbreaker to one of the top 16 teams in Ontario, Toronto Triple Threat by a 54-40 score. The locals were led by Glaspell with 9, Wang with 8 and Rodgers with 7. Leading the way on the glass were Vosper with 9 and Poloniato with 5. The final game of the event saw the Gryphs prevail 49-39 over the Pelham Panthers. Glaspell and Johnny Beaton led the scoring with 10 each followed by Wang with 7. Rebounding was led by Vosper with 12 and Phillip with 7.

The Gryphs next participated in the first weekend of the Ontario Basketball League, playing two games. Game won was a 65-28 win over Durham City. The Gryphs were led in scoring by Rodgers with 16, Glaspell with 12 and Poloniato with 8. Rebounders were Vosper and Rodgers with 7 each. In the second game the locals faced the Barrie Royals and pulled out a 52-37 win. Top scorers were Vosper with 13, Wang with 9 and Glaspell and Beaton with 7 each. Top rebounders were Vosper with 10 and Landon Hart (playing his first two games due to an injury) with 9.

This past weekend the Gryphs participated in the St. Catharines CYO Invitation. The team has been in this event each year for 5 years in a row. Game one saw the locals outlast North Toronto 45-29. The Gryphs were led by Wang with 12, Noah Mondesire with 9 and Beaton with 6. Top rebounders were Vosper with 8 and Rodgers with 6. Game two started out tight as the locals only led the Niagara Falls Red Raiders 22-20 at half. A final quarter that saw the locals put up a 29-8 edge led to a 62-35 win. Leading the way in scoring was Vosper with 19, followed by Wang with 16 and Poloniato with 10. Top rebounders were Vosper with 10, Wang with 5. Game three saw the first loss of the weekend as the locals fell 68-56 despite a ferocious late game comeback. Wang led the way with 18, followed by Vosper with 14 and Poloniato with 7. Top rebounders were Vosper with 12 and Poloniato and Rodger with 7 each. The locals then won the bronze medal with a 51-25 victory over the hosts. Guelph was led by Wang with 16 followed by Phillip and Rodgers with 7 each. Top rebounders were Vosper with 11 and Evan Krueger with 9.

The 2017-18 squad are made up of Landon Hart, Daniel Wang, Jaylen Phillip, Nicholas Poloniato, Noah Mondesire, Johnny Beaton, Jordon Rodgers, Jackson Stultz, Will Glaspell, Robert Vosper, Evan Kreuger and Eric Dewar. The team is coached by Brittany Gazzola, Clarke Glaspell, John Beaton, Ray Stultz, Larry Bolzon, Micheline Vosper and Kurt Vosper.