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BBALL | Men rout Chargers to win sixth straight ACAA Championship; women fall in semi-final

March 4, 2018

The Holland Hurricanes men’s basketball team used a team performance in the championship game to defeat the Crandall Chargers on Sunday, 100-64, to take home the team’s sixth straight ACAA championship banner.

The ‘Canes jumped ahead 22-9 after the first and would continue to build their lead, taking a 47-27 advantage into the half-time break. The ‘Canes would extend their lead in the second half, leading 76-45 after the third quarter and winning the fourth for the 31-point victory.

Head coach, Josh Whitty, was happy to have sealed the deal and punched their ticket to another CCAA National Championship.

“We played well and are looking forward to beginning preparation for the National Championship,” he said. “We have a great group of guys and we’re very happy with our ACAA season in 2017-18.”

Roosevelt Whyley led the way for the Hurricanes on Sunday with 25 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Chase Bowden added another double-double, picking up ten points, 15 rebounds, five assists, one steal, and three blocks.

Michael Kayeye and Marcus Dawkins both had 14 points while Jace Colley had 11 in the win.

Dawkins was named the Player of the Game for the ‘Canes.

The ‘Canes advanced to the championship game by defeating the MSVU Mystics on Saturday in the semi-finals, 93-79. Colley recorded a double-double with 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead the way in the victory.

The ‘Canes will now make the trip to the CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships hosted by Montmorency, March 15-17.

Other teams competing at the National Championship are the Dynamiques de Brebeuf (Quebec), Douglas Royals (British Columbia), Humber Hawks (Ontario), Lakeland Rustlers (Alberta), Nomades de Montmorency (Quebec), SAIT Trojans (Alberta) and Seneca Sting (Ontario).

The Hurricanes women were unsuccessful in their title defense as they fell to the Mount Allison Mounties, 65-44, on Saturday in their semi-final game. Lexi MacInnis led the ‘Canes in points with 14, while Tyleigha Nelson had nine and ten rebounds.

The ‘Canes made it to the semis after defeating the UNBSJ Seawolves, 61-57, on Friday in the quarter-finals. MacInnis and Jayla Verney both had 14 points while Nelson had ten and 11 rebounds in the win.

For more information on the 2018 ACAA Basketball Championships, including stats, scores, photos and more, visit www.acaa.ca.

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