BBALL | Hurricanes men split games; women sweep in Halifax
February 6, 2017
The Holland College Hurricanes were on the road in Halifax on the weekend where the men split their games against the MSVU Mystics and UKC Blue Devils while the women were victorious in both of their games.
On Saturday, the men fell 95-91 in overtime to the Mystics.
The ‘Canes were down 18-14 after the first but would take a 39-38 lead into the halftime break. The Mystics retook the lead 60-54 after the third but the ‘Canes would again battle back and tie it at 78-78 at the end of regulation.
Roosevelt Whyley had 26 points to lead the ‘Canes while also adding eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Chase Bowden picked up another double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds while Travis Adams had his third straight game with a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The ‘Canes would bounce back on Sunday picking up a 97-60 victory over the Blue Devils. The ‘Canes led 42-32 at the half before outscoring UKC 36-10 in the third quarter to secure the win.
Trenity Burdine led all players with 16 points while Kyle Lefave scored 15 off the bench. Chase Bowden had 11 points and eight rebounds as he reached the 1,000 career points scored plateau. Whyley would add a double-double in the win with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Hurricanes, the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National hosts, now have a record of 8-7 on the season and sit in fourth place in the ACAA.
The Mystics are now 14-1 on the season and are tied for first while the Blue Devils fall to 5-11 on the season and are in fifth place.
The women’s team defeated the Mystics on Sunday in a clash of heavyweights by a score of 84-76.
The ‘Canes led 17-13 after one quarter and took a 38-34 lead into the locker room at the half. MSVU would shrink the gap to three points after three but the ‘Canes would out score the Mystics 21-16 in the fourth quarter for the victory.
Cassie Cooke had an incredible game recording 26 points, 16 assists, eight rebounds and five steals. The 16 assists is the most ever in a game by a ‘Canes women’s basketball player.
Jayla Verney had 23 points, six rebounds, three assists and five steals in the win while Tyleigha Nelson had nine points and a game high 16 rebounds.
On Sunday, the ‘Canes came out slow but were able to take an 11-7 lead after the first quarter. After a much better second quarter the ‘Canes led 38-23 at the half. The ‘Canes would build up a 26 point lead mid-way through the third quarter and while Kings would make it close late in the game, the ‘Canes came away with a 66-58 win.
Verney led all scorers with 19 points along with five steals while Chelsea Slawter-Wright recorded 11 points and four rebounds. Cooke was once again all over the court as she recorded nine rebounds, seven assists and seven steals.
With the wins, the ‘Canes move to 13-1 on the season and have a four point lead over the 11-2 Mystics. The Blue Devils fall to 5-9 and sit in fifth place in the conference.
The ‘Canes return to the court next weekend with both teams hosting the UNBSJ Seawolves on Saturday and the Blue Devils on Sunday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
For full stats and standings for the 2016-17 men’s and women’s basketball season please visit www.acaa.ca.
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