Hurricanes Men’s Basketball: Welcomes Seawolves to Town
February 22, 2013
After last week’s road trip to Halifax was cancelled, a well-rested men’s Hurricanes basketball team will take the court at home against the UNB-Saint John Seawolves at 4 p.m.
The extra rest time may be a blessing in disguise for the Hurricanes, said Holland College head coach George Morrison.
“We had some nagging injuries, and hopefully the extra rest has helped cure those up. Otherwise, apart from scrimmaging more than usual, we haven’t done anything different.”
Saturday’s matchup will be the final game in the season series between the Hurricanes and Seawolves, with Holland College having won the first two convincingly three weeks ago in Saint John.
Holland College will then head to Halifax for games against the Mount St. Vincent Mystics on Sunday (5 p.m., Rosaria Centre) and the University of King’s College Blue Devils on Monday (5 p.m., Kingdome) to make up last weekend’s games, which were cancelled due to bad weather.
Despite the earlier victories, Holland College can’t dwell on its earlier success against UNB-Saint John, Morrison said.
“We can’t afford to look ahead to Mount St. Vincent and take UNB-Saint John lightly. Past scores and past games mean nothing when it’s tossed up again.”
Holland College has also swept the season series against Mount St. Vincent and King’s College to this point, including a 75-57 win over the Mystics on Jan. 20 and an 85-62 win over the Blue Devils on Jan. 12.
The Hurricanes control their own fate in the ACAA standings, as they hold a two-point lead over St. Thomas for first place in the conference with a game in hand over the Tommies.
If they win all three games this weekend, the Hurricanes would clinch the top seed for the ACAA championships in Fredericton.
Despite the possibility of clinching, Morrison doesn’t think it will weigh on his players’ minds.
Instead, he just wants to see consistent, strong play for the rest of the regular season.
“We can’t afford to play poorly, even if we were to win. We need to leave this weekend and next weekend playing well and clicking on all cylinders.”