Hurricanes lose to MacEwan at CCAA women’s basketball tournament; Sheridan Bruins overpower the Men’s ‘Canes
March 17, 2014
The Holland College Hurricanes lost 70-58 to the MacEwan Griffins Saturday at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s basketball championships in Saint-Lambert, Que.
The Griffins led 19-14 after the first quarter, but went to the halftime down 30-29. MacEwan won the third quarter by seven to take a 50-44 lead to the fourth.
Jenea Barrett led the Hurricanes with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Ashley Moss had 10 and 10. Point guard Jazlin Barker added 11 points.
The Hurricanes shot 31 per cent from the field, but were 1-for-24 from behind the three-point line.
The Griffins will play Algonquin in tonight’s bronze medal game while the St. Thomas Tommies meet the Normades de Montmorency in the championship game.
The Hurricanes went 1-2 at their first national women’s championship.
The ‘Canes Janea Barrett was named to the tournaments 2nd All-Star team.
The men’s team lost 92-85 to the Sheridan Bruins at the nationals in Squamish, B.C., to finish 1-2.
Saturday’s game against the Sheridan Bruins was a tough one for the Holland College Hurricanes. The Bruins deep bench gave the ‘Canes something to think about.
Hurricanes Chase Bowden was quick to start the game off, but with six lead changes throughout the game, nothing could be taken for granted. The Hurricanes led by only one point at the end of the first quarter 15-14, and Sheridan proceeded to outscore the ‘Canes in the second, with score at half-time sitting at 39-33 for Sheridan.
Both teams put up 30 points each during the third quarter, but it was in the fourth quarter that the force of the Hurricanes could be seen, with a big push by them to gain the advantage once again.
Five Hurricanes players put up double digits in Saturday’s game (Alvin Parker 17, Chase Bowden 16, Orlando Palmer 14, with Jake Kendrick and Eamon Morrissy each scoring 12).
Sheridan proved to be no match for the ‘Canes in free throws, making 20 points, while the ‘Canes only put in 11. Sheridan also got 19 points off rebounds, while Holland got only 9. Sheridan’s #33 Michael Selkridge was top scorer for his team with 24 points.
Final score was 92-85 for Sheridan, who advanced to the bronze medal game with the victory.
The Hurricanes Chase Bowden was named to the tournaments 2nd All-Star team.
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