Basketball Hurricanes go perfect 2-0 heading into holiday break
December 2, 2013
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams travelled to Sackville, New Brunswick on Sunday for back-to-back afternoon games with the Mount Allison Mounties.
The women’s Hurricanes entered the game with a 5-1 record, sitting in second place in the ACAA standings and ranked ninth in the CCAA national basketball rankings. The Mounties entered the game with a 4-2 record through six games. This was the first time these two teams met this season.
The two teams played each other very evenly through the early stages of the game, with the Mounties taking a 13-10 lead through the first quarter and a 25-23 lead at half-time.
The second half would begin with an offensive charge by the Hurricanes, scoring twenty points in the quarter and taking a 43-37 lead heading into the final quarter. The Hurricanes would go on to win the game by a final score of 58-51.
Ashley Moss led the ‘Canes with 21 points and a total of 22 rebounds. Jazlin Barker scored 16 points with eight rebounds while Christina Medley scored 10 points. Brooke Kelly led the Mounties with 16 points in the game.
With the victory the Hurricanes improve to 6-1 on the season and trail the nation’s second ranked STU Tommies who currently sit 8-0 this season.
On the men’s side the ‘Canes and Mounties both entered the game with matching 4-2 records as they met for the first time this season. The Hurricanes were placed at number eight in the CCAA national men’s basketball rankings last week.
With Mount Allison getting off to a quick start, the Hurricanes found themselves trailing at half-time by a score of 41-39. Strong play in the third and fourth quarters allowed the Hurricanes to pull ahead in the game and eventually win by 12 points, 86-74.
The Hurricanes were led by Chase Bowden who returned from injury scoring 29 points to go along with his nine rebounds. Bowden also made nine of his 11 free throw attempts in the game.
Other high-scorers for the Hurricanes were Jake Kendrick with 19 points, Steve Ethelston with 15 points and Orlando Palmer with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Alex Chisholm led the Mounties with 16 points in the game.
With the victory the Hurricanes improve to 5-2 on the season and sit in second place in the ACAA standings.
The Hurricanes now enter their holiday break, they will return to the court to continue their ACAA regular season in January on the 11th and 12th when they host the UKC Blue Devils at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
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