BBALL | Hurricanes perfect on court at home over weekend
February 12, 2017
It was a perfect 4-0 weekend for Hurricanes basketball as the men and women ‘Canes defeated the UNBSJ Seawolves and UKC Blue Devils at the Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown on Saturday and Sunday.
The ‘Canes welcomed the Seawolves to the CCE on Saturday while the Blue Devils visited Charlottetown on Sunday.
Jayla Verney scoring 25 points in the game powered a 94-36 victory for the women’s Hurricanes on Saturday; other double-digit scorers were Keia Beals with 15 points, Kendra Craswell with 12 and Chelsea Slawter-Wright with ten.
Cassie Cooke had 12 rebounds in the win while Darcy Zinck had ten.
The top scorer for the Seawolves was Megan Baisley with nine in the game.
The ‘Canes held quarter leads of 27-5, 47-20 and 72-28 over UNBSJ.
On Sunday the Hurricanes were led by Tyleigha Nelson’s 15 points as Holland College took down the UKC Blue Devils by a score of 74-38.
Verney had another strong game scoring 13 with Cooke being the team’s top rebounder with ten as well as 13 assists.
Mallory Thomas was the Blue Devils top scorer with seven points in the loss.
The Hurricanes led 25-6 after the first quarter, 43-14 at half and 60-28 after the third.
With the pair of weekend victories the women’s Hurricanes are now 15-1 on the season and continue to lead the ACAA standings; they have also stretched their winning streak to 13 straight.
The Hurricanes men gave themselves some breathing room after a strong third quarter on Saturday in a tight matchup with the UNBSJ Seawolves.
23-points by Roosevelt Whyley and 20 from Trenity Burdine paced the ‘Canes to a 98-84 victory. Burdine also had 14 rebounds in the win to complete the double-double.
Abel Joseph (18), Tevin Bailey (14) and Travis Adams (11) also had double-digit scoring day’s for the ‘Canes in the win.
Hunter Gray led all Seawolves scorers with 26 points in the loss.
The ‘Canes led by scores of 22-16, 43-40 and 74-61 after each of the first three quarters.
On Sunday, it was a strong second quarter that gave the ‘Canes the edge as they took down the UKC Blue Devils by a score of 109-86 in Charlottetown.
Burdine paced the ‘Canes with 19 points while Adams and Joseph finished the game with 15. Chidi Majok scored 14 while Whyley finished with 13; Michael Kayeye was the sixth ‘Canes player to finish the game with double-digit points scored as he scored eleven.
Abel Joseph secured the Hurricanes only double-double of the game by adding ten rebounds to his 15 points scored.
Twenty points from Justin Bhangoo was the Blue Devils top scorer in the game.
A 24-16 first quarter lead turned into a 55-29 halftime lead for the Hurricanes. They also finished the third quarter ahead by the score of 84-54.
The men’s Hurricanes are now 10-7 this season and sit in fourth place in the ACAA standings.
The Hurricanes return to the court this weekend when the men and women host the Mount Allison Mounties on Saturday at 2 and 4pm (W/M) at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement. The men follow Saturday’s game up with a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Dal AC Rams in Truro, NS at 12:30pm.
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