BBALL | Hurricanes use offensive outburst to down Seawolves
November 14, 2017
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams used strong offensive performances to sweep their home openers on Saturday against the UNBSJ Seawolves.
The women picked up a 97-82 win while the men were victorious 115-64.
The ‘Canes women jumped out to a 19-10 lead after the first and would expand that to 41-29 at the half. They would continue to grow the lead, going up by 20 after three quarters before we saw the Seawolves win the fourth 32-27; the ‘Canes would finish with a 15-point win.
Breauna Rivoli-Johnson led all scorers with 22 points while also adding three rebounds, four assists, three steals, and four blocks.
Four other ‘Canes reached double figures in scoring with Jayla Verney (19 points, five rebounds, and four assists), Kendra Craswell (13 points, four rebounds, five assists, three steals), Ty’keia Beals (12 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals), and Lexi MacInnis (11 points, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals) all finishing with well-rounded stat lines.
The ‘Canes women made 13 of 31 threes with five different players making at least one from beyond the arc.
The women move to 2-1 on the season and are in action again on November 18 when they hit the road to take on the Mount Allison Mounties; the Seawolves fell to 0-2 with the loss.
In the men’s game, the ‘Canes scored early and often building up leads of 31-14 after one quarter and 63-30 at the half. The ‘Canes would then coast in winning the second half 52-34 en route to the big win.
Michael Kayeye had 23 points to lead all scorers while also adding three rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Marcus Dawkins added 20 points to go along with three rebounds, six assists, and three steals.
Jace Colley and Roosevelty Whyley both reached double digits as well, scoring 18 and 11 respectively.
Whyley led the ‘Canes with eight rebounds while Colley and Chidi Majok both had seven and Kyle Lefave had six while also adding four assists and six steals.
The men followed the three-point shooting example of the women as they hit 14 of 24 with six players hitting at least one and four hitting at least three.
The win moves the ‘Canes to 3-0 on the season while the Seawolves fall to 0-2.
The ‘Canes are back in action next weekend with a trip to Mount Allison on Saturday followed by their final home game of 2017 against the Dal AC Rams on Sunday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
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