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BBALL | Hurricanes with two wins over the Chargers this weekend

February 12, 2018

The Holland Hurricanes basketball teams were victorious over the visiting Crandall Chargers on Saturday with the women winning 92-63 and the men picked up a 119-85 victory.

In the women’s game, the ‘Canes would hold a slim 19-17 lead after the first, but an impressive second quarter would give them a 46-28 lead at the half. The ‘Canes would continue to build on the momentum and would lead 65-40 through three quarters.

Tyleigha Nelson led all Hurricanes scorers with 24 points along with eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Breauna Rivoli-Johnson added 21 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, and a block while Lexi MacInnis had 20 points, five rebounds, three assists, four steals, and three blocks.

Jayla Verney also reached double figures with 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and three blocks.

The ‘Canes move to 11-4 on the season and are in second place in the ACAA, two points ahead of Mount Allison after the weekend’s action. The Chargers fall to 0-15 on the season and are in seventh place.

In the men’s game, the ‘Canes jumped out to an early 33-22 lead and would extend that margin to 63-43 at the half. The Hurricanes would build the lead in the third to 93-72 before winning the fourth quarter and picking up the big win.

Roosevelt Whyley led all scorers with 30 points along with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals, and a block.

Michael Kayeye and Chase Bowden each had 16 points while Jace Colley had 15 and Marcus Dawkins had 14 as all five starters reached double digits in scoring.

Bowden added 14 rebounds, five assists, and one block as he recorded another double-double. Dawkins chipped in with four rebounds, three assists, six steals, and two blocks while Colley added five rebounds, four assists, and a block in the win.

The ‘Canes improve to 16-1 on the season and have a four points lead over the Mount Allison Mounties with four games to play for both teams. The Chargers sit at 12-6 after the weekend and are in third place.

The Hurricanes are back in action on Thursday when they host the Mounties at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in what will be two exciting games with playoff implications. The women’s game is set to tip-off at 6pm with the men’s game following at 8pm.

To connect with the basketball Hurricanes visit 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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