BBALL | Hurricanes host rival Chargers and Mystics to tip-off second semester play
January 13, 2017
The Holland College Hurricanes basketball teams hit the court this weekend as they host the Crandall Chargers on Saturday and the MSVU Mystics on Sunday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
Holland College, the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship hosts and number one ranked team in the country by the CCAA, enter play with a 7-0 record and sit in first place in the ACAA.
The ‘Canes currently lead the league in average points scored per game, field goal percentage, rebounds averaged per game, blocks averaged per game and average assists per game.
Individually the ‘Canes are led by Trenity Burdine who sits in third in scoring, averaging 17.7 points per game while Roosevelt Whyley is seventh in rebounds and sixth in assists per game averaging 7.3 and 3.3 respectively.
Chase Bowden and Michael Kayeye are expected to make their season debuts for the ‘Canes.
Bowden returns to Holland College leading the men’s basketball Hurricanes with the most career points scored by a player with 909. Both players were expected to make their debuts last weekend but the games were rescheduled due to winter storms.
The Chargers enter the weekend with a 4-4 record which has them in fourth place while the Mystics are 6-1 and in second. The ‘Canes have taken both games against the Chargers so far this season while handing the Mystics their only loss of the season in their only meeting on November 13 by a score of 82-80.
The ‘Canes women enter weekend play with a 6-1 record on the season which has them sitting in a three way tie for first in the ACAA and ranked number seven in the country by the CCAA.
The ‘Canes currently lead the league in average blocks per game and sit second in the league in points averaged per game, steals averaged per game and average assists per game.
Individually the ‘Canes are led by Jayla Verney who leads the ACAA in scoring, averaging 17.3 points per game. Tyleigha Nelson is second in rebounds averaged per game with nine and is third in blocks with one per game.
Cassie Cooke is expected to make her Hurricanes debut this weekend after joining Holland College for the second semester.
The Chargers enter the weekend struggling with a 0-7 record while the Mystics hold a 7-0 record and are one of the other two teams tied with the ‘Canes for first place in the ACAA.
The ‘Canes were victorious against the Chargers in both meetings earlier this year while suffering their only loss this season to the Mystics in Halifax in November.
On Saturday the women’s game will tip off at 3pm with the men following at 5pm. On Sunday, the women’s game will start at 2pm with the men’s game set for 4pm.
The games will be livestreamed on www.acaatv.ca presented by Bell Alliant TV1 for those who are unable to make it to the games.
For full stats and standings for the 2016-17 ACAA men’s and women’s basketball season visit www.acaa.ca
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