Hurricanes basketball goes perfect 4-0 in weekend road games
January 27, 2014
The Holland Hurricanes continued their road swing this weekend when they took on the Dal-AC Rams in Truro on Saturday followed by games with Mount Allison on Sunday in Sackville.
The Hurricanes women used a strong first quarter to give them the lead that they needed on Saturday to help them to defeat the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams.
Holding a 21-12 lead after the first quarter and 39-23 at half, the ‘Canes cruised to a 73-48 victory.
Janea Barrett was the team’s top scorer with 16 points in the game, seven rebounds and shooting eight for 11 from the field.
Steph Hiltz also had a strong game with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Hayley Wilson led the Rams with 25 total points in the game.
On Sunday the women were in Sackville taking on the Mounties at Mount Allison for an afternoon game.
The teams played each other close through the first quarter but a strong second quarter gave the Hurricanes a 42-22 lead and they never looked back; ultimately winning the game 71-40.
Holland College also led 61-29 at the end of the third quarter.
Jazlin Barker led the Hurricanes offensively with 17 points in the game while Katiesha Brissett had the double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds.
Sara Mackellar led the Mounties with 12 points in the game.
With the two victories this weekend the Hurricanes improve to 11-2 on the season and continue to be ranked nationally by the CCAA, now sitting in eighth position.
On the men’s side the Hurricanes quick start gave them the edge they needed en route to a 102-56 victory over Dalhousie Agricultural College.
The Hurricanes held leads of 29-7 after the first quarter, 48-17 at half and 81-37 after the third quarter.
Orlando Palmer led the Hurricanes offensively with 16 points and shot six-for-seven from the field, while Chase Bowden and Jake Kendrick each recorded 14 points in the game. Bowden shot seven-for-nine for field goals while Kendrick went three-for-five.
Other top scorers for the ‘Canes were Eamon Morrissy (13), Alvin Parker (11) and Aaron Evans (10).
Taran Jordan led the Rams in scoring with 19 points in the game.
In Sunday’s game the Hurricanes large lead was cut into in the fourth quarter but they would ultimately go on to defeat the Mount Allison Mounties 88-66.
Chase Bowden had a big game for the ‘Canes, scoring 23 points to go along with 21 rebounds in the game for the double-double.
Alex Chisholm of the Mounties led his team in scoring in the game.
The Hurricanes held leads of 21-12 after the first quarter, 45-29 at halftime and 66-40 after the third quarter.
With the victory the men’s Hurricanes improve to 11-2 on the season and now sit just two points behind the first place Crandall Chargers who have a record of 12-2; the Hurricanes have a game-in-hand.
The men’s Hurricanes were placed at number seven in the CCAA national men’s basketball rankings last week.
The Hurricanes men’s and women’s teams will continue their play next weekend with another two road games, first on Saturday, February 1st in Halifax versus the MSVU Mystics while Sunday they take on the UKC Blue Devils.
The ‘Canes will play their next home game on Sunday, February 9th at 2pm (women’s) and 4pm (men’s) against the Mount Allison Mounties.
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