BBALL | Hurricanes see mixed results in weekend play
November 19, 2017
The Holland College Hurricanes split their games in Sackille, NB on Saturday against the Mount Allison Mounties with the women losing 89-63 and the men winning 116-99. On Sunday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement, the men’s ‘Canes breezed to a 123-62 win over the Dal AC Rams.
In the women’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes trailed 18-15 after a quarter but a poor second quarter saw the deficit increase to 18 points. The ‘Canes would battle in the second half but couldn’t close the gap and lost by 26.
Breauna Rivoli-Johnson had a team high 15 points for the ‘Canes on Saturday; she added four rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
Tyleigha Nelson and Lexi MacInnis also reached double digits with 13 and 12 points respectively.
Jayla Verney hauled in a team high, 12 rebounds, while also adding seven points and three steals.
The ‘Canes fall to 2-2 on the season with the loss and sit in third place while the Mounties move to 5-0 and sit atop the ACAA standings.
In the men’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes jumped out to an early 32-26 lead and would take a 60-45 lead at the half. The Mounties would cut the ‘Canes lead to ten points after the third quarter but would not get any closer.
Roosevelt Whyley led the way for the ‘Canes as he recorded a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Lefave also reached the 20-point mark as he scored 21 while dishing out five assists.
Jace Colley (16 points, seven rebounds), Marcus Dawkins (15 points), Michael Kayeye (12 points, five rebounds, four assists), and Jalen King (12 points) all reached double digits in scoring.
On Sunday, the ‘Canes came out flying and jumped out to a 34-11 lead after the first quarter before taking a 61-25 lead into the half-time break; they would coast to the blowout win.
Once again the ‘Canes had six players reach double digits in scoring led by Dawkins with 17. Dawkins also recorded six assists, five steals, and three blocks in the win.
Whyley (15 points, four rebounds, three assists), Connor Therrien (15 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals), Lefave (14 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals), Kayeye (13 points, four rebounds, five assists, six steals) Colley (11 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals) all reached double figures while also contributing in other facets of the game.
Chase Bowden had a game high, ten rebounds, along with four blocks and nine points.
The ‘Canes move to 5-0 on the season and sit atop the ACAA standings.
Next up for the basketball Hurricanes is a pair of games with the Crandall University Chargers on Sunday, November 26 in Moncton; the women will play at 2pm with the men up next at 4pm.
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