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BBALL | Hurricanes pick up four big home wins over Crandall and MSVU

January 16, 2017

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The Holland College Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams each picked up a pair of wins over the weekend versus the Crandall Chargers and MSVU Mystics in Charlottetown at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

On Saturday the ‘Canes women led wire-to-wire picking up a 109-49 win over the Chargers. Holland College took a 51-24 lead into the locker room at half and would extend the lead to 84-36 after three quarters.

Ty’Keia Beals and Darcy Zinck both had 21 points for the Hurricanes in the victory.

Beals added two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block, while Zinck hit five three-pointers along with seven rebounds, four assists and one steal.

Jayla Verney added 20 points, six assists, and four steals while Cassie Cooke had six points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals in her Hurricanes debut.

On Sunday the ‘Canes women picked up a statement win against the Mystics 78-55. The Mystics came into weekend play ranked third in the CCAA while the ‘Canes were ranked seventh.

Both teams got off to slow starts with the ‘Canes holding a 13-9 lead after one quarter. A 27-18 second quarter would propel the women to a 40-27 half time lead. The ‘Canes would pull away late picking up the 23 point win.

Verney led all scorers with 23 points while adding five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Cooke had 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals in the win. Zinck added a double-double scoring ten points and hauling in ten rebounds.

The wins vault the Hurricanes to the top of the ACAA standings with a record of 8-1. MSVU falls to 7-1 and sit in second. The Chargers are 0-8 and sit in seventh place after the weekend games.

The Hurricanes, 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship hosts and #1 ranked team in the country by the CCAA, picked up a 104-98 victory over the Crandall Chargers in an intense and feisty affair on Saturday.

The ‘Canes trailed 27-22 after a quarter but would rally and take a 54-40 lead into the locker room. The ‘Canes would build up an 18 point lead after three quarters before Crandall would put on a late charge in the fourth.

For the Hurricanes, Trenity Burdine dropped 28 points while picking up nine rebounds, two assists and two steals; Travis Adams and Jayden Nordin both added 18 points in the win.

Chase Bowden had 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks in his return while Michael Kayeye also had 13 points in his Hurricanes debut.

With the Hurricanes using a short bench on Sunday the men came out flying in the first quarter taking a 34-9 lead ten minutes in.

Burdine picked up 14 of his 27 points in the first while Roosevelt Whyley had six points and seven rebounds.

The Mystics would slowly chip into the Hurricanes lead as the game progressed. Holland College would lead by 24 at the half before losing the third quarter 32-18 and would enter the final quarter with a 75-65 lead.

The ‘Canes would hold on with some big defensive stops and clutch free throw shooting in the final quarter.

Whyley led all scorers with 28 points while also hauling in 15 rebounds along with two assists, four steals and one block. Burdine added five rebounds, two assists and a block to go along with his 27 points.

Bowden added a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds while Jayden Nordin also reached double digits with 12 points.

With the wins the ‘Canes remain atop the standings with a 9-0 record. MSVU is now 7-2 and in third place in the ACAA while the Chargers are 4-5 and in fourth place.

Both teams return to action next Saturday and Sunday against the UNBSJ Seawolves in Saint John, NB.

To connect with the Basketball Hurricanes please visit www.twitter.com/CanesMBball and www.twitter.com/CanesWBball

For full stats and standings for the 2016-17 ACAA men’s and women’s basketball season visit www.acaa.ca

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes, and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes

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