BBALL | Hurricanes take on Rams and Seawolves on the road
February 20, 2018
The Holland Hurricanes men’s basketball team defeated the DalAC Rams, 112-83 on Sunday, before knocking off the UNBSJ Seawolves on Monday, 112-93; the Hurricanes women suffered a 71-52 loss at the hands of the Seawolves on Monday.
In the men’s game on Sunday in Truro, the ‘Canes jumped out to a 33-22 lead after the first quarter and would build that lead to 60-37 at the half. The Hurricanes would continue to pull away in the second half, taking an 89-60 lead through three quarters.
Jace Colley led the ‘Canes in scoring with 21 points along with seven rebounds, one assist, and three steals.
Connor Therrien came off the bench to score 19 points while Michael Kayeye (18), Kyle Lefave (14), and Antonio Kostakos (11), all reached double figures.
Ten players recorded at least one assist for the ‘Canes led by Jalen King with four and Kayeye with three.
On Monday versus the Rams, the ‘Canes led 25-23 after the first quarter and 50-45 at the half. Holland College would win the third quarter by five and the fourth quarter by nine for the 19-point win.
Three players reached double figures in scoring for the ‘Canes led by Colley with 25 points, King adding 24 off the bench and Dawkins with 20.
Colley added eight rebounds, two assist, one steal, and one block with Dawkins adding three rebounds, four assists, and a block. King added three rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the win.
The two wins improve the ‘Canes record to 19-1 on the season; they clinched the number one seed a number of weeks back. The Rams fall to 4-16 and are tied for sixth while the Seawolves are 8-11 and in fifth place.
The Hurricanes receive a bye to the ACAA semi-finals where they will face the lowest remaining seed after the quarter-final games on March 2.
In the women’s game on Monday, the ‘Canes fell behind 19-14 after the first quarter and would trail 39-22 at the half. The ‘Canes would lose each of the remaining two quarters by a point for the 19-point loss.
Jayla Verney had a team high 15 points for the ‘Canes along with five rebounds and two steals.
Lexi MacInnis added 13 points, and five rebounds while Tyleigha Nelson had ten points, six rebounds, one assist, and two steals.
Alyssa Canning and Keionia Beals tied Nelson for the team-high in rebounds with six while Beals dished out a team-high three assists.
The loss drops the ‘Canes record to 11-6 on the season which has them in third place. The Seawolves are 3-13 and are in sixth place.
These two teams will meet again in less than two weeks in one of the ACAA Championship quarter-final games on Friday, March 2 in Fredericton, NB.
Both teams will wrap up their regular seasons on Saturday when they host the STU Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 2/4pm (w/m).
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