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BBALL | Hurricanes taking on New Brunswick opponents this weekend

February 8, 2018

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams are in action this weekend, each playing two games versus New Brunswick opponents.

On Saturday the ‘Canes are at home versus the Crandall Chargers at 2 and 4pm before hitting the road on Sunday with a pair of games in Saint John versus the UNBSJ Seawolves; game times are 3:30 and 5:30pm (w/m).

The Hurricanes women enter the weekend in second place in the ACAA standings with a record of 10-4; they enter the weekend on a two-game losing streak after dropping both games last weekend at home versus the first place MSVU Mystics.

Saturday’s opponent, the Crandall Chargers, have struggled this season with an 0-14 record while Sunday’s opponent, the UNBSJ Seawolves have fared slightly better, sitting in sixth in the ACAA with a record of 2-11.

This season the ‘Canes are 4-0 versus their weekend opponents.

Two Hurricanes players are closing in on regular season records this weekend.

Breauna Rivoli-Johnson is just six steals away from the Hurricanes women’s basketball single-season record while Jayla Verney is 17 made free-throw’s away from also setting a single-season record.

Ty’keia Beals currently leads the ACAA with a three-point percentage of 43.6% while Rivoli-Johnson leads in blocks per game with 1.6, steals per game with 3.7 and assists per game with 3.6.

The men’s Hurricanes enter Saturday’s game in first place in the ACAA with a 15-1 record. They’ve won ten straight games, most recently, two wins last weekend at home versus the MSVU Mystics.

They will have to be at their best on Saturday when they host the third place Crandall Chargers who enter the weekend at 11-5. The ‘Canes and Chargers have each won a single game during the season series in 2017-18, first with the Chargers winning 108-103 on November 26 before the Hurricanes earned the win on January 14, 106-86.

Sunday’s opponent, the UNBSJ Seawolves, sit at 6-9 and in fifth in the ACAA standings. The ‘Canes have won both meetings between the two teams this season.

Hurricanes players are leading the conference in several individual statistical categories this season.

Roosevelt Whyley leads the ACAA in rebounds per game with 10 and total rebounds with 160 while Connor Therrien leads with a three-point shooting percentage of 54.8%. Chase Bowden leads in blocks per game with 1.4.

This weekend’s home games at the Holland College Centre for Centre for Community Engagement are a fundraiser for the 2018 PEI Easter Seals campaign. Fans are encouraged to attend these games to support this cause.

Watch all four games live this weekend at www.acaatv.ca.

Connect with the basketball Hurricanes at www.twitter.com/caneswbball and www.twitter.com/canesmbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes please visit www.hollandcollege.com/athletics, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.

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Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902) 894-6870

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