BBALL | Hurricanes ready to begin week of games versus New Brunswick opponents
January 24, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will challenge three strong opponents this week, all from the province of New Brunswick.
The action kicks off tonight when the ‘Canes visit the St. Thomas Tommies at 5 and 7pm in Fredericton before the ‘Canes host the UNBSJ Seawolves on Saturday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement; game times are 1 and 3pm.
The action continues on Sunday when the Hurricanes hit the road for two games in Sackville versus the Mount Allison Mounties at 3 and 5pm.
The men’s ‘Canes currently sit in first place in the ACAA standings at 10-1 while the Mounties share the top spot at 10-2. Sunday’s opponent, the UNBSJ Seawolves, are in fifth place at 4-6 while their Wednesday night opponent, the STU Tommies are in sixth at 2-9.
The Hurricanes have won the only matchup this season versus the Tommies on December 3, 125-61 as well as the only game versus the UNBSJ Seawolves on November 11, 115-65; their only matchup versus the Mounties this year saw the ‘Canes take the game 116-99 on November 18.
Players near the top of the ACAA statistical categories for the Hurricanes are Marcus Dawkins in second with a 53.1 three-point percentage, in fifth with 17.5 points per game and fifth with a 60.5 field-goal percentage. Roosevelt Whyley is first with 9.2 rebounds per game and first with a 61.4 field-goal percentage while Chase Bowden is in fourth with 7.0 rebounds per game and second with a 61.1 field-goal percentage. Jace Colley is in fourth with a 61.0 field-goal percentage while Connor Therrien leads the conference with a 57.5 three-point percentage.
The women’s Hurricanes enter the weekend in third place in the conference at 7-2; they trail the second place Mounties who are 8-2 but lead the fourth place Tommies who are 5-5. The UNBSJ Seawolves are 1-7 this season and in sixth place.
This season the ‘Canes defeated the Tommies 72-59 on December 3 after picking up the 97-82 win over UNBSJ on November 11; they fell to the Mounties 89-63 on November 18.
Breauna Rivoli-Johnson sits in second in the ACAA in points per game (17.1), second in field-goal percentage (51.1) and third in three-point percentage (46.6) while Lexi MacInnis sits in fifth in rebounds per game (6.7) and fourth in three-point shooting (45.7). Tyleigha Nelson is fifth in field-goal shooting (45.7) while Ty’keia Beals is second in three-point shooting (50.0) and Jayla Verney sits in fifth in three-point shooting at 41.9.
Following this weekend, the Hurricanes will play each of these three opponents one more time before the end of the regular season.
Can’t see the games live? Visit www.acaatv.ca to watch the official broadcast of the ACAA.
For media inquiries please contact:
Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Department of Athletics and Recreation