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BBALL | Hurricanes go undefeated in weekend play

February 21, 2017

Whyley

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The Holland College Hurricanes basketball teams were a perfect 3-0 on the weekend with the men defeating the Mount Allison Mounties and Dal AC Rams while the women picked up a win over the Mounties.

In the men’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes jumped out to a 24-19 lead after one quarter before taking a 52-33 lead into the halftime break.

The third quarter would be a close one but the ‘Canes put the game to rest for good with a 39 point fourth quarter to take the game 124-79.

The 124 points is the second most scored by a Hurricanes men’s basketball team in a single game in history.

Seven Hurricanes scored in double figures with Roosevelt Whyley and Chase Bowden leading the way with 20 points each.

Trenity Burdine (18 points), Travis Adams (17), Abel Joseph (15), Jayden Nordin (13) and Chidi Majok (11) were the other players to reach double figures.

Whyley and Adams both recorded double-doubles as they added 11 and ten rebounds respectively. Nordin added nine assists while Michael Kayeye had seven.

On Sunday, the men’s team picked up a 106-61 victory over the Rams.

The ‘Canes led 21-9 after the first quarter, 43-21 at half and 71-48 after three quarters.

The Hurricanes, hosts of the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, now sit at 12-7 on the season and in fourth place in the ACAA. The Mounties fall to 16-3 and are in second while the Rams are now 5-15 and tied for fifth.

In the women’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes picked up an 87-69 victory over the Mounties. The ‘Canes led 25-16 after the first quarter and would take a 39-28 lead into the locker rooms at half.

The ‘Canes would continue to build their lead in the third quarter as they took a 65-48 lead into the fourth.

Cassie Cooke had 24 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, six steals and one block in the win.

Jayla Verney added 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals while Darcy Zinck recorded 14 points, five rebounds and two steals for the ‘Canes.

The ‘Canes now sit at 16-1 on the season and will go into the ACAA Championships as the number one seed. The Mounties are now 9-7 and sit in third place.

The 2017 ACAA Basketball Championships, being held in Sackville, NB hosted by the Mount Allison Mounties, takes place on March 3-5.

The women’s Hurricanes will receive a bye into the semi-finals on Saturday, March 4 while the men will have a quarter-final matchup on Friday, March 3.

Heading into the final weekend of play the playoff matchups are still unclear with many key games to be played this weekend with playoff implications.

To connect with the Basketball Hurricanes please visit www.twitter.com/CanesWBball and www.twitter.com/CanesMBball.

For full stats and standings for the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball season 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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