BBALL | Hurricanes perfect in weekend action against New Brunswick opponents
January 28, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes picked up four wins over the weekend with the women defeating the UNBSJ Seawolves 72-63 at home on Saturday before picking up a 64-57 win on the road over the Mount Allison Mounties on Sunday. The men’s team were equally successful with a 110-52 win over the Seawolves followed by a 93-87 win over the Mounties.
In the women’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes led 24-18 after the first quarter and would then win each of the remaining three quarters by a point for the nine point win.
Lexi MacInnis led the way for the ‘Canes with 26 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, two steals, and two blocks while Jayla Verney recorded 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and a steal in the win.
Kendra Craswell came up big off the bench with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
On Sunday, the women trailed 12-8 after the first quarter and 32-29 at the half. The ‘Canes would take a 47-44 lead after the third and would win the fourth quarter for the seven point win.
Verney led the ‘Canes in scoring with 15 points to go along with seven rebounds and three steals. Ty’Keia Beals added 14 points, four rebounds, and two steals while MacInnis had ten points, five rebounds, three steals, and a block. Breauna Rivoli-Johnson scored nine points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals, and two blocks off the bench.
The wins improves the ‘Canes record to 10-2 on the season which gives them sole possession of second place, just two points behind the MSVU Mystics. The Mounties are 9-3 after weekend play and are in third place while the Seawolves fall to 2-9 and are in sixth place.
The ‘Canes entered play on the weekend ranked eleventh in the nation while the Mounties were ranked ninth by the CCAA.
In the men’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes started on a 20-0 run and would lead 26-5 after the first quarter. The ‘Canes would extend their lead to 59-18 at the half and 89-33 after 3.
Antonio Kostakos came off the bench to lead all scorers with 19 points while Roosevelt Whyley led all starters with 15 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Whyley eclipsed the 1000 career point mark with the Hurricanes (regular season and playoffs) in the third quarter.
Other players to reach double digits were Michael Kayeye (14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, six steals, one block), Marcus Dawkins (13 points, three rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block), Jace Colley (11 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks), and Jalen King (13 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block off the bench).
On Sunday versus the Mounties, the ‘Canes would trail 24-22 after one quarter but would take a slim 43-42 lead at the half. They would extend their lead by a point in the third to lead 69-67 before winning the final quarter 24-20.
Dawkins poured in a game high 27 points along with two rebounds, three assists, four steals, and two blocks. Colley added 16 points and seven rebounds while Chase Bowden and King both chipped in with ten.
Whyley hauled in a team-high eight rebounds, while three different players led the way in assists with three each.
The wins improve the ‘Canes record to 13-1 on the season which has them in first place by four points. The Seawolves fall to 5-8 after the weekend and are in fifth place while the Mounties are tied for second with an 11-3 record.
The Hurricanes entered weekend play ranked fifth by the CCAA while the Mounties were ranked 14th in the nation.
The ‘Canes return to the court this weekend when they host the MSVU Mystics with Saturday’s games being played at the Eastlink Centre at 1:30 and 3:30pm (w/m) before Sunday’s games take place at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
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