BBALL | Hurricanes split mid-week matchups; prepare for weekend road trip
February 16, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams saw mixed results on Thursday night at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement versus the Mount Allison Mounties. The women fell 71-59 while the men clinched first place with a 109-81 win.
In the women’s game, the ‘Canes jumped out front 17-8 in the first but would give up the lead in the second quarter and trail 28-26 at the half. The deficit would continue to grow in the third as the ‘Canes would trail 49-41 heading to the fourth.
Jayla Verney and Lexi MacInnis both had 14 points to lead the way in scoring for the ‘Canes while Tyleigha Nelson had 13.
Verney added eight rebounds, four assists, four steals, and a block while MacInnis contributed four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block.
Nelson chipped in with five rebounds, five assists, and a steal while Alyssa Canning was the team’s top rebounder with ten.
The ‘Canes now sit at 11-5 on the season and are tied for second with the Mounties who are 11-4.
The ‘Canes will now turn their attention towards their game against the UNBSJ Seawolves on Monday at 1pm in Saint John, NB; the Seawolves are 2-12 on the season and sit in sixth place.
The ‘Canes have won both matchups this season versus UNBSJ picking up wins in Charlottetown on November 11 by a score of 97-82 and on January 27 by a score of 72-63.
In the men’s game, the ‘Canes jumped out to a 28-15 lead after the first quarter and would use the momentum of a buzzer beating three by Roosevelt Whyley to propel them to a strong second quarter and a 61-38 half-time lead. The ‘Canes would continue to build the lead to 90-58 through three quarters.
Marcus Dawkins had a game-high 19 points for the ‘Canes along with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Jace Colley and Michael Kayeye both added 18 points in the win with Colley adding nine rebounds and two assists while Kayeye chipped in with four rebounds and two steals
Whyley added a double-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and a steal in the win.
Chase Bowden and Jalen King both had four assists to lead the way for the ‘Canes while Chidi Majok picked up two blocked shots.
The win moves the ‘Canes to 17-1 on the season, clinching first place in the conference. The Mounties fall to 14-4 and sit in second place.
The ‘Canes will hit the road to take on the Dal AC Rams in Truro, NS on Sunday at 4:30pm before visiting the UNBSJ Seawolves on Monday at 3pm.
The Rams are 3-15 on the season and sit in a tie for seventh place. The ‘Canes have won both matchups versus Dal AC so far the season picking up wins in Charlottetown on November 19 by a score of 123-62 and on January 13 by a score of 104-61.
The Seawolves are 7-9 on the season and are in fifth place in the ACAA. The ‘Canes are 2-0 against UNBSJ this season with both wins coming in Charlottetown by scores of 115-65 and 110-52.
The men’s and women’s Hurricanes will end their regular seasons at home on Saturday, February 24 when they host the STU Tommies at 2 and 4pm (w/m).
Watch all three Hurricanes basketball games this weekend at www.acaatv.ca.
For more information on the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association visit www.acaa.ca.
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