BBALL | Hurricanes finish up regular season play with weekend sweep
February 27, 2017
The Holland College Hurricanes basketball teams went undefeated on the weekend with the men downing the Dal AC Rams on Saturday and both the men and women defeating the STU Tommies on Sunday in Charlottetown at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
The Hurricanes men’s team jumped on the Rams early taking a 30-12 lead after one quarter. The ‘Canes would expand their lead to 59-24 at the half and would coast the rest of the way to a 117-68 win.
Mohamed Ibrahin came off the bench to lead all scorers with 18 points while Kyle Lefave also came off the bench and poured in 17.
Chase Bowden had 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the victory.
Trenity Burdine (13), Shamus MacLean (11) and Abel Joseph (10) were the other Hurricanes to finish with double digit points.
On Sunday, the ‘Canes once again jumped out to an early lead and would come away with a 100-48 win over the STU Tommies.
The men took a 31-15 lead after the first quarter and would lead 56-29 at the half. The ‘Canes would continue to expand their lead with a 26-8 third quarter and an 82-37 lead after three quarters.
Burdine led all scorers with 18 points while also adding six rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Joseph contributed 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals off the bench.
Roosevelt Whyley recorded a double-double with 13 points and ten rebounds while Lefave and Travis Adams also reached double figures with 11 points each.
The Hurricanes, hosts of the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, end the regular season at 14-7 and will enter the ACAA playoffs as the number four seed. The Rams and Tommies both end regular season play in a tie for fifth with 5-16 records.
The men will play the fifth place Dal AC Rams in one of the two ACAA quarter-final games on Friday, March 3 in Sackville, NB at the 2017 ACAA Basketball Championships.
On the women’s side, the ‘Canes took home a 92-76 victory over the Tommies on Sunday. The ‘Canes led 26-19 after one and would use a big second quarter to take a 56-35 lead into the half-time break.
Cassie Cooke recorded a triple-double in the game with 18 points, 16 rebounds and 16 assists. She tied her own record for the most assists all-time in a single game by a Hurricanes women’s basketball player. The triple-double is also the first ever recorded by a Hurricanes women’s basketball player in team history.
Jayla Verney was the leading scorer for the ‘Canes with 24 points while Kendra Craswell hit four three-pointers off the bench for 12 points.
Chelsea Slawter-Wright also reached double figures with 11 points.
The ‘Canes will end the regular season with a 17-1 record and enter the playoffs in first place. The Tommies will finish fourth with a 9-9 record.
The women will play on Saturday, March 4 against the lowest remaining seed after Friday’s quarter-finals. Quarter-final games are the STU Tommies (4) versus UKC Blue Devils (5) and Mount Allison Mounties (3) versus UNBSJ Seawolves (6). The MSVU Mystics enter the playoffs as the number two seed and also receive a bye to the semi-finals.
The ACAA Championships are being hosted by the Mount Allison Mounties in Sackville, NB on March 3-5.
For full stats and standings for the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball season and for more information on the 2017 ACAA Basketball Championships please visit www.acaa.ca.
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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