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BBALL | Hurricanes split home openers with Tommies

October 29, 2018

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams split their home openers with the STU Tommies on Saturday in Charlottetown at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement; the women fell 64-60 with the men earning the 121-95 victory.

In the women’s game, the ‘Canes fell behind early and trailed 37-27 at the half. The Tommies would continue to control the game as the teams entered the final quarter; STU held a 47-38 lead through three quarters.

With a spirited home crowd on hand at the CCE, the Hurricanes clawed back to tie the game 59-59 with just 1:09 remaining on the clock.

With both teams giving it everything they had, the Tommies managed to walk away with the slim, 64-60 victory in a very competitive, playoff-calibre game.

Lexi MacInnis provided nearly half of the offense for the Hurricanes, scoring 27 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, and four steals.

Jayla Verney added 15 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals, and a block for the ‘Canes while Ashley Plaggenhoef had 10 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in her collegiate debut.

Tyleigha Nelson hauled in a team-high 12 rebounds in the loss for Holland College.

Saturday’s games was the season opener for both teams, with the Tommies improving to 1-0 while the ‘Canes start their regular season at 0-1.

The men’s Hurricanes continued where they left off last year, scoring 34 points in the first quarter and 63 in the first half to take a 63-43 lead into the break.

The offense continued to roll in the third quarter as the lead increased to 103-71. The ‘Canes would eventually cruise to the 121-95 victory in front of a jam-packed Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

Hurricanes, Jace Colley, hit his first 12 field goals, including numerous crowd-pleasing dunks, and would finish with 34 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, while hitting 14-of-16 shots from the field.

Five other Hurricanes reached double figures on the day, led by Antonio Kostakos who came off the bench to score 19 to go along with three rebounds.

Connor Therrien and Martin Campbell each had 17 points while Therrien added five assists and a block and Campbell chipped in with six assists.

Roosevelt Whyley had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the win while Jordan Holness had 13 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and a block.

The ‘Canes are 1-0 to start the season while the Tommies are 0-1.

The men’s and women’s Hurricanes are back in action on Sunday, November 4 when they visit the UNBSJ Seawolves in Saint John, NB; the women take the floor at 2pm with the men following at 4pm.

The Hurricanes next home games are on Saturday, November 17 when they host the Dal AC Rams at 12pm and 2pm (w/m) at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

Connect with the basketball Hurricanes at, www.twitter.com/caneswbballand www.twitter.com/canesmbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit, www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, October 29, 2018