November 13, 2018
The women defeated the Crandall Chargers by a score of 70-68 on Saturday in Moncton before losing to the STU Tommies, 84-53 on Sunday in Fredericton; the men defeated the Chargers 121-107 and the Tommies 96-80 to maintain a perfect record this regular season.
On Saturday versus the Chargers, the ‘Canes women jumped out to a 25-17 lead after a quarter and held a 35-28 lead at half.
The ‘Canes would see their lead slip away in the third and eventually found themselves trailing 57-53 entering the fourth quarter. A strong final quarter for the Hurricanes allowed them to come back for the two-point victory.
Lexi MacInnis had a team-high 21 points in the win and was one of five players to reach double figures in scoring. Ashley Plaggenhoef had 14 points with Jayla Verney adding 13 and Tyleigha Nelson and Kassandra Little both scoring 11 in the victory.
Nelson recorded a double-double in the game adding 12 rebounds while Little came up just short with nine.
On Sunday against the Tommies, the women fell behind early and could not recover. The ‘Canes trailed 29-15 after one and 44-26 at the half. The Tommies continued to expand on their lead in the second half outscoring the ‘Canes 40-27, eventually winning the game 84-53.
Nelson led the way on offense with 13 points, along with seven rebounds and three steals. Verney added 12 points and five rebounds while Little had nine points and nine rebounds.
The ‘Canes now sit at 1-3 on the season and are in a three-way tie for fifth in the ACAA standings. The Chargers move to 2-3 after the weekend and are tied for third with the Tommies who are now 2-2.
In the men’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes held a slim 29-27 lead after a quarter but would create a double-digit gap in the second, leading 61-50 at the half. The Chargers would cut into the lead in the third and the ‘Canes would enter the fourth up 88-82. The Hurricanes would go on to win the fourth quarter 33-25 for a 14-point win, 121-107.
Four players scored 20 or more points for the ‘Canes led by Jace Colley with 28; Colley also had 12 rebounds for the double-double.
Players reaching the 20-point mark were Jordan Holness with 26, Roosevelt Whyley with 24, and Martin Campbell with 22.
Whyley recorded a double-double as he added 12 rebounds along with three assists and a steal. Holness chipped in with nine rebounds and two steals while Campbell recorded seven rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
On Sunday, the ‘Canes jumped out to a 30-14 lead after one before STU cut it to 49-38 at the half. The ‘Canes would use a strong third to lead 86-52 entering the fourth, where they would struggle and allow the Tommies to get the final margin under 20 points, finishing 96-80.
Colley once again led the way on offense with 27 points along with eight rebounds. Whyley recorded his second double-double of the weekend with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Martin Campbell had 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals while Holness chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds.
The ‘Canes are now 4-0 on the season and sit in first place in the conference standings. The Chargers are now 3-2 and in third place while the Tommies are 0-4 and one of three teams looking for their first win of the season.
Both teams are at home this weekend as they host the Dal AC Rams on Saturday at 12 and 2pm (w/m) before hosting the UKC Blue Devils on the Sunday (2/4pm).
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018