Gryphons’ slow start costs them Game 3 to Almonte, 65-47

LONDON That fast start the GHS Gryphons were gaining momentum with, slowed Tuesday at noon in the Game 3 at the OFSSA provincial basketball championships.

The Gryphons’ slow start cost them, as they fell behind early in loss to Almonte.

They hit double digits in the first quarter, but their opponent Almonte District High School doubled them, for a 20-10 lead.

A better second quarter by GHS gave them 24 points at the half; however, Almonte doubled their first period score again, for 40 points.

The second half saw fewer points for both teams, Almonte growing its lead to 53-29.

And although the fourth quarter was better for the Gryphons, with 18 points, all Almonte needed was a dozen points to finish the game winners, 65-47.

Not bad for the 14th seed team vs. the No. 3 seed.

The loss left GHS with one win and two losses.

Gryphon Logan Fick was the top GHS scorer, with 19 points, in the loss that eliminates the team.