Hurricanes host men’s and women’s basketball invitational
October 7, 2013
Holland College hosted men’s and women’s basketball teams at their Centre for Community Engagement this weekend in preparation for the 2013-2014 ACAA basketball season. The Hurricanes teams each went on to play three games against various visiting opponents.
On the women’s side the ‘Canes kicked things off with a game versus the PEI senior women’s team on Friday night. This would mark the first game of the season for the Hurricanes.
The PEI senior women’s team went up early and held a 34-21 lead at half but a strong second half from Holland College closed the gap, the ‘Canes fell in the end by a score of 66-58 in a strong performance against the older, more physical women’s team. Jazlin Barker led the Hurricanes with 20 points over her 35 minutes of playing time. Anne Kiberd led the PEI senior women’s team in scoring with 16 points.
On Saturday the Hurricanes welcomed ACAA members the UNB Saint John Seawolves to the CCE. This game would be dominated by the Hurricanes from the opening tip-off as Holland College cruised to an 86-59 victory. The ‘Canes led 42-18 at half. Steph Hiltz picked up 19 points in the game to lead the Hurricanes while Ashley Moss led in playing time with over 27 minutes of playing time.
On Sunday the women’s Hurricanes completed their tournament with an afternoon game against the Crandall University Chargers from Moncton. This game was a one sided contest as the Hurricanes went on to win by a score of 83-42. Menny Smith added 15 points for her side while newcomer Dale Murray played over 24 minutes.
The men’s Hurricanes kicked off their tournament on Friday night by welcoming the Lee Academy Panda’s from Maine. This game seen both teams exchange leads through the first quarter but the Hurricanes eventually grabbed a hold of the lead and did not look back. Orlando Palmer picked up 19 points in the game to lead the Hurricanes in their 77-64 victory while Chase Bowden led the ‘Canes in floor time with over 36 minutes played.
On Saturday the Hurricanes took on the UNB Saint John Seawolves, a game that seen the Hurricanes dominate from beginning to end. With a 12-0 start to the game the Hurricanes continued to find the scoreboard often, adding another 89 points before the final buzzer to defeat the Seawlves 101-44. Second year player Chase Bowden led the ‘Canes in total points and in playing time with over 19 minutes.
Sunday afternoon’s final game of the tournament seen the Hurricanes welcome the Crandall University Chargers to PEI. This proved to be an exciting game from start to finish, and a fitting end to the three day tournament.
The lead changed back and forth during the 60 minute game with the Hurricanes Alvin Parker scoring an unbelievable basket with six seconds remaining to give Holland College the 97-96 victory. The men’s Hurricanes perfect 3-0 weekend sets them up for another set of home games beginning next weekend when Acadia University, Mount Allison and the UPEI Panthers visit the Centre for Community Engagement.
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