BBALL | Hurricanes set to challenge for titles at ACAA Championships
February 28, 2018
The 2018 ACAA Basketball Championships will begin on Friday in Truro, NS with quarterfinal games taking place. The women will open up their championship at 1pm versus the UNBSJ Seawolves while the men have a bye to the semi-finals on Saturday when they play at 6pm.
The ‘Canes women, 11-7 during the regular season, enter the championship ranked third while the Seawolves are the sixth seed after a 3-15 season. The Hurricanes won the season series 2-1.
Holland College has battled injury issues in the second half of the season, finishing with five losses in their last six games; they’ll be leaving it all on the court in their attempt to qualify for semi-final games taking place on Saturday.
Ty’keia Beals led the ACAA in three-point shooting percentage (43.6%) while Breauna Rivoli-Johnson led the conference in assists per game (3.8), steals per game (3.5) and blocks per game (1.5).
As a team the Hurricanes led the ACAA in field goal (39.7%) and three point (34.6%) shooting percentages.
The men’s Hurricanes, 20-1 during the regular season and the number one seed, will take on the lowest ranked winner from Friday’s quarterfinal games.
At 3pm the Dal AC Rams (6) will take on the Crandall Chargers (3) while UNBSJ (5) will take on the MSVU Mystics (4) at 5pm.
The Mount Allison Mounties also receive a bye to the semi-finals as the number two ranked team; they will play the highest ranked quarterfinal winner at 8pm on Saturday.
During the regular season Roosevelt Whyley led the conference in rebounds (9.6) and offensive rebounds (3.9) per game, while Marcus Dawkins led the ACAA in three-point shooting percentage (52.5%) and Chase Bowden led in defensive rebounds (6.1) and blocks (1.3) per game.
As a team the Hurricanes led the ACAA in total points per game (112.8), field goal (52.9%), and three-point (42.4%) shooting percentages (52.9%), rebounds (50.4) and defensive (35.2) rebounds per game and assists (21.5), steals (13) and blocks (4.8) per game (21.5).
The Hurricanes were a perfect 3-0 this season versus the four competing quarterfinal teams, with the exception of the Crandall Chargers who defeated Holland College once during the regular season in three meetings.
All games at the 2018 ACAA Basketball Championships can be watched live at www.acaatv.ca.
For more information on the 2018 ACAA Basketball Championships visit www.acaa.ca.
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