BBALL | Hurricanes hosting Mounties in important regular season games this Thursday
February 13, 2018
It’s a pair of rare mid-week games for the Hurricanes when they host the Mount Allison Mounties on Thursday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement. The women will tip-off at 6pm followed by the men at 8pm.
The Hurricanes women enter the game in second place in the ACAA standings with an 11-4 record while the Mounties are hot on their heels at 10-4 and in third place with a game in hand.
These two teams each have a win in the season series with the Mounties winning the first game 89-63 on November 18 while the Hurricanes took the victory by a score of 64-57 on January 28; both games were played in Sackville, NB.
With the MSVU Mystics firmly in control of first place in the standings (14-1), the ‘Canes and Mounties are left to battle for the second position and a bye to the semi-finals at the conference championships in just over two weeks in Truro, NS; the third place team will be forced to play a quarter-final game at the conference championships versus the sixth seed.
The women’s Hurricanes have just three games remaining in their regular season.
Hurricanes players leading the ACAA in individual statistical categories include Lexi MacInnis in three-point shooting percentage with 44% and Breauna Rivoli-Johnson with 3.8 assists and 3.5 steals per game.
On the men’s side the Hurricanes are 16-1 and in first place in the ACAA standings with the Mounties in second place at 14-3. The Hurricanes have won both matchups versus Mount Allison this season by scores of 116-99 and 93-87.
With just four regular season games remaining for the men’s Hurricanes they will have their sights set on securing the number one seed entering the ACAA Championships which includes a bye to the conference semi-finals.
Roosevelt Whyley leads the ACAA in rebounds per game with 9.9 and total rebounds at 169 while Chase Bowden leads with a field goal percentage of 63.5% and blocks per game with 1.3; Connor Therrien leads with a three-point shooting percentage of 52.2%.
Last Sunday the men’s and women’s Hurricanes games versus the UNBSJ Seawolves in Saint John were cancelled due to unsafe travel conditions. These games have been rescheduled for Monday, February 19 at 1 and 3pm (w/m).
If you’re unable to attend Thursdays games in person be sure to check out both games live at www.acaatv.ca.
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