Cheetahs scratch the ‘Canes in overtime
March 13, 2014
A slow start to the first game of the 2014 CCAA Men’s Basketball Championships for the Holland Hurricanes, who were ranked fifth going into the nationals. The#4 ranked Vanier Cheetahs from Champlain St. Laurent, QC, didn’t take long putting up the first points, scoring in the first minute.
At half time, the ‘Canes were leading 47-40, but then the Cheetahs unsheathed their claws and dug in. There were six lead changes throughout the game. The ‘Canes had 31 points off rebounds, while the Cheetahs only had 18. However, the Cheetahs showed their prowess by dumping in 36 free throw points with the Hurricanes only having 25.
The Hurricanes showed their tenacity by managing to things up at end of regulation time at 94-94 which had fans in the stands and watching online at sportscanada.tv sitting on the edge of their seats.
Lead scorer for the Hurricanes was #3 Alvin Parker with 24 points, while #15 Chase Bowden racked up 20 points. Vanier’s #6, Tevonn Walker, was a beast on the court putting up an impressive 28 points.
Overtime is where Vanier really turned up the heat and managed to get a number of foul shots which really hurt the ‘Canes. Final score was 115-102 for the Cheetahs.
With this loss, the ‘Canes will now face the winner of Game #2 (Langara Falcons vs Concordia Thunder) tomorrow, Friday, at 5 p.m. AST. Games are live streamed at sportscanada.tv.
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