BBALL | Hurricanes split weekend action against the Mystics
February 4, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams saw mixed results over the weekend with the women suffering a pair of losses by scores of 85-76 and 89-74 while the men’s team won both games by scores of 101-62 and 112-88.
In Saturday’s women’s game the ‘Canes and Mystics were tied 21-21 after the first quarter with the ‘Canes going into the half time break down 39-35. Holland College would see the deficit increase by one point in the third and would lose the fourth quarter by four points in an intense back-and-forth game.
All five ‘Canes starters reached double digits in scoring led by Lexi MacInnis who had 17 points along with 11 rebounds and three steals. Breauna Rivoli-Johnson and Jayla Verney both had 14 points while Ty’Keia Beals and Tyleigha Nelson each had ten.
Rivoli-Johnson added six rebounds, three assists, seven steals, and three blocks while Nelson contributed nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
On Sunday, the women’s ‘Canes trailed 21-19 after the first, but an impressive 30 point second quarter gave them a 49-42 lead at the half. The ‘Canes were unable to continue the momentum after the break and would trail 71-55 after three quarters; they would get a point back in the fourth in the 15 point loss.
Rivoli-Johnson had a team-high 20 points on Sunday while also adding three rebounds, three assists, one steal, and two blocks. MacInnis added 18 points, six rebounds, one assist, four steals, and one block while Nelson and Verney also reached double digits with 13 and ten points respectively.
The two losses over the weekend drops the ‘Canes to 10-4 on the season which is good for second place in the conference. The Mystics improve to 13-1, which has them atop the standings.
In the men’s game on Saturday the ‘Canes held a slim lead of 18-16 after the first quarter before breaking it open in the second to lead 50-30 at the half. The ‘Canes would continue to build on the lead making it 74-49 through three and winning the fourth quarter by 14 for the win.
Roosevelt Whyley recorded a double-double to lead the way for the ‘Canes, recording 21 points and 17 rebounds.
Marcus Dawkins (17 points, five rebounds, six assists, one block), Connor Therrian (13 points, three rebounds, one assist), Jace Colley (12 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block), and Michael Kayeye (11 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks) were the starters that reached double figures while also contributing across the board in the win.
On Sunday, the ‘Canes trailed 26-22 before bouncing back in the second to take a 52-46 lead at the half. The ‘Canes would continue to build on the their momentum and led 84-70 after three before winning the fourth quarter by ten points.
Chase Bowden had a team-high 24 points along with seven rebounds, three assists, four steals, and four blocks in the win. Whyley recorded another double-double, with 23 points and 15 rebounds along with one assist, one steal, and two blocks.
Colley contributed 18 points and seven rebounds while Kayeye had 13 points and five rebounds. Antonio Kostakos and Kyle Lefave both reached double figures off the bench recording 13 and ten points respectively.
The two weekend wins move the ‘Canes record to 15-1 on the season which has them in first place with a six point lead. The Mystics fall to 10-7 on the season and sit in fourth place in the conference after the two weekend losses.
The ‘Canes are back in action next Saturday when they host the Crandall Chargers at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 2 and 4pm (w/m).
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