AOTW | Burdine and Beals named Hurricanes Athletes of the Week
March 21, 2017
Basketball players Trenity Burdine and Keia Beals have been named the Holland Hurricanes Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 20.
Burdine, a fifth year forward from Reading, PA, USA, in his first year with the Hurricanes, led the ‘Canes to a CCAA National Bronze medal on home court at the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship last week in Charlottetown.
The ‘Canes became the ninth team to win a medal on home court in the tournaments 42 year history.
On Thursday, in a 113-103 quarter-final win over the SAIT Trojans (ACAC), Burdine recorded 29 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Friday, in a 93-81 semi-final loss to the Sheridan Bruins (OCAA), Burdine recorded 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Saturday’s 94-89 bronze semi-final win over the Lethbridge Kodiaks (ACAC) saw Burdine record 21 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks.
Burdine finished the tournament strong, in a 108-95 bronze medal win over the VIU Mariners (PACWEST), he recorded 24 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.
For his efforts this season, Burdine was a CCAA All-Canadian, CCAA first-team All-Star at nationals and first team ACAA All-Conference.
Burdine currently studies in the Heritage Retrofit Carpentry program.
Beals, a first year guard from Halifax, NS stepped up big for the Hurricanes at Nationals in Edmonton, logging big minutes after starting guard Cassie Cooke left the tournament in game one with an injury and did not return.
On Thursday, in a 74-60 quarter-final loss to the Dawson College Blues (RSEQ), Beals played 24 minutes off of the bench picking up two points, four rebounds and two assists.
Friday’s 78-66 consolation semi-final loss to the Humber College Hawks (OCAA) saw Beals record 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal while moving into the starting lineup for the first time this season.
On Saturday, in a 62-49 loss to the MSVU Mystics (ACAA) in the 7/8 placing game, Beals came off the bench but played 32 minutes recording 17 points, three rebounds, three steals and one block.
Beals currently studies in the Sport & Leisure Management program.
For more information on the 2017 CCAA National Basketball Championships please visit www.ccaa.ca.
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