Hurricanes set to face Chargers on road; return home after seven game road trip
February 7, 2014
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams have had a challenging schedule as of late, playing seven straight road games, playing their last home game on January 12th. This weekend they will play the Crandall Chargers in Moncton on Saturday followed by a return to the Centre for Community Engagement on Sunday with back-to-back games against the Mount Allison Mounties.
Saturday’s games take place at 3pm (women’s) and 5pm (men’s) while Sunday’s games at the CCE will take place at 2pm (women’s) and 4pm (men’s). All four games are available to watch live at www.acaatv.ca.
The men’s team enters the weekend with a 12-3 record while the Crandall Chargers hold a narrow two point lead over the ‘Canes with a 13-2 record. In two games against each this season, each team has won one game.
With just six regular season games remaining this season this game is crucial to both sides as they strive to claim first place in the ACAA standings heading into the playoffs.
On Sunday the ‘Canes will welcome the 8-8 Mount Allison Mounties to the CCE; the ‘Canes have won both contest with the Mounties this season.
“We’ve got six regular season games left and while every one of them is a big game, they don’t get any bigger than these two this weekend. Crandall and Mt A are both top notch teams, it’s important that we play our best basketball all weekend”, shared head coach Josh Whitty.
“We’ve been on the road for the last three weekends, so getting to play at home on Sunday versus Mt. A feels great. Hope to see a good turnout for what should be a great game.”
The Hurricanes are currently placed at number six in the CCAA national men’s basketball rankings.
The 13-2 women’s Hurricanes enter this weekend’s games sitting in second place in the ACAA regular season standings as they prepare for a Saturday matchup with the 0-15 Crandall Chargers. The Hurricanes have defeated the Chargers in both games they’ve played against each other this season.
On Sunday the Hurricanes return home to take on the 7-9 Mount Allison Mounties at 2pm. In two previous games this season the Hurricanes have won both matchups.
“We hope to continue our consistent play over the weekend working on our offensive execution and defensive intensity”, said head coach Mike Connolly.
The Hurricanes are currently sitting at number eight in the CCAA national women’s basketball rankings while they sit just two points behind the first place STU Tommies who are currently 14-0 this season.
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