Basketball Hurricanes split games with Tommies
November 12, 2013
The men’s and women’s basketball Hurricanes travelled to Fredericton for the second game of their ACAA regular season schedule on Saturday to take on the Saint Thomas Tommies.
The women’s team entered the game at 1-0 after a season opening win over the Dal-AC Rams last weekend but now turned their attention to the STU Tommies, ranked at number two in the countries CCAA rankings.
The first half was dominated by the Tommies who went up 43-19 at halftime but the Hurricanes pushed back in the second half; picking up five points in the third quarter and another nine in the fourth to close the game to within ten, ultimately dropping the game 73-63.
Jazlin Barker led the ‘Canes with 23 points, six rebounds and three assists in the loss while Steph Hiltz and Ashley Moss each added ten points themselves.
Ashley Bawn led the Tommies with 16 points and five rebounds.
The Hurricanes drop to 1-1 on the season following the loss.
In the men’s game the Hurricanes and Tommies were facing each other for the first time since last year’s ACAA championship game between the two teams. Both teams entered the game at 1-0 on the season.
The Tommies held a slim two point lead heading into the second quarter but the Hurricanes stormed back with 32 points in the second quarter, leading by 14 points at half time.
In the second half the Tommies entered the fourth quarter still trailing by 14 points but closed the gap with a strong final quarter. In the end the Hurricanes defeated the Tommies 79-70; improving to 2-0 on the season.
Holland College was led by Steve Ethelston with 17 points and seven rebounds.
The Hurricanes were ranked at number three in the CCAA’s national rankings last week following the first week of play.
Next up for the Hurricanes basketball teams is their home opener weekend which kicks off on Saturday with games at 4 pm (women) and 6 pm (men) and Sunday at 1 pm (women) and 3 (men).
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