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Hurricanes swing through New Brunswick for weekend games

January 20, 2014

Jake Kendrick of the Hurricanes.  Jake, of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, led the Hurricanes offensively in both games this weekend.

Jake Kendrick of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, led the Hurricanes offensively in both games this weekend.

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball teams visited the campuses of St. Thomas University and UNB Saint John this weekend for eight road games.

Men’s Basketball

The Holland Hurricanes used a strong first half of play to pull away from the STU Tommies on Saturday evening in Fredericton en route to a 103-53 victory.

After a 26 point first quarter and a blistering 31 point second quarter the ‘Canes led 57-26 at halftime; they would continue their offense by holding a 76-43 lead after the third quarter.

Jake Kendrick of Wolfville, Nova Scotia led the Hurricanes with 23 points scored in the game while having a strong shooting game from the field, going seven-for-nine. Orlando Palmer also played well for Holland College, finishing with twenty points scored.

David Dolan and Nathan Mazurkiewicz led the Tommies offense, each with ten points.

The Tommies fell to 5-5 on the season with Saturday’s loss.

On Sunday the ‘Canes visited the UNBSJ Seawolves for an early-evening contest in Saint John. The Seawolves entered the game with a 3-7 record on the season.

The Hurricanes offense continued to fire on all cylinders in the first quarter, taking a 34-22 lead and eventually a 58-34 lead heading into halftime.

The ‘Canes would eventually hold a lead of 54-32 at the end of the third quarter and cruise to a 96-66 victory in the game.

Jake Kendrick had another strong game on Sunday, once again leading the ‘Canes in scoring with 21 points while Chase Bowden put home 18 points in the game.

Thomas Waggott led the Seawolves in scoring with 17 points.

With the two victories this weekend the Hurricanes improve to 9-2 on the season; they remain in second place in the ACAA standings, currently trailing the 11-1 Crandall Chargers.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s Hurricanes had a big test in front of them for Saturday’s road game versus the countries second ranked team, the STU Tommies. The Hurricanes (eight) and the Tommies (two) are the only ACAA teams ranked nationally by the CCAA.

In Saturday’s game the Tommies held a slim 16-15 lead after the first quarter but with a strong second they held a 38-29 lead at halftime.

As the game progressed the Tommies continued to pull away, leading 65-46 after the third quarter and eventually winning the game 76-52.

Janea Barrett led the Hurricanes offensively with 14 points in the game while shooting seven for ten from the field. Defensively Ashley Moss had a strong game picking up 17 total rebounds.

Former Hurricanes player, Lindy MacDonald led the Tommies with 23 points in the game.

With the victory the Tommies improved to 10-0 on Saturday.

On Sunday the Hurricanes would meet the UNBSJ Seawolves for a late afternoon matchup between the two teams. UNBSJ entered the game sitting at 4-6 on the season.

After an early 24-19 UNBSJ lead after the first quarter, the Hurricanes would rally to take a 41-35 lead at half-time.

A strong third quarter would give the Hurricanes the lead they needed, putting them ahead 64-45. They would eventually win the game by a final score of 96-65.

Individual scorers were not available.

With Sunday’s victory the Hurricanes improve to 9-2 on the season and currently sit in second place in the ACAA basketball standings, behind the STU Tommies.

The Hurricanes will continue their road stretch next weekend with games on Saturday in Truro at the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams (2pm-women’s, 4pm-men’s) and on Sunday in Sackville versus the Mount Allison Mounties (2:30pm-women’s, 4:30pm-men’s).

The Hurricanes next home game takes place on Sunday, February 9th when they host the Mount Allison Mounties at 2pm (women’s) and 4pm (men’s).

Men’s Volleyball

The Hurricanes men’s and women’s volleyball teams joined the basketball teams this weekend for their tour of the STU and UNBSJ campuses.

On Saturday in Fredericton, the Hurricanes took on the ACAA’s top ranked volleyball team, the STU Tommies, currently placed as the twelfth team in the CCAA national rankings. The Tommies entered the game at 8-0 on the season.

The Tommies went on to win the match in three straight sets (25-14, 25-17 and 25-18).

Jeremy MacKinnon led the Hurricanes with eight kills in the match.

On Sunday the Hurricanes and the UNBSJ Seawolves met up for a noontime tip-off in Saint John.

The Hurricanes were looking to rebound with a victory and they had a strong start to the game, winning the first set 25-19.

This would be all that the Hurricanes could muster in the match, losing the second set 25-22, the third 25-19 and the fourth 25-14.

With the losses over the weekend the Hurricanes drop to 2-6 on the season, now sitting in third place in the standings, behind the STU Tommies and UNBSJ Seawolves.

The men’s Hurricanes are in action next on Saturday, February 1st and 2nd in Clair, Nova Scotia versus the Universite Sainte-Anne Dragons.

They are at home next on February 15th and 16th for back-to-back games against the UNBSJ Seawolves.

Women’s Volleyball

The Holland Hurricanes entered the weekend of play with an afternoon game on the road, taking on the STU Tommies. The Tommies entered the game with a record of 5-4 on the season.

The Tommies strong play proved to be too much for the Hurricanes who ultimately fell in three straight sets, 25-10, 25-18 and 25-20.

Emily Caldwell led the Hurricanes with six digs.

The Hurricanes would then travel to Saint John to set up a Sunday morning game with the UNBSJ Seawolves, holding a record of 3-5 this season.

After a 25-17 first set victory for the Seawolves the ‘Canes bounced back with a 25-20 win in the second set to tie the game. The Seawolves would then go on a tear, winning the third set 25-12 and the fourth 25-11 to give them the 3-1 win.

Kendra Dawkins would lead the Hurricanes on Sunday with ten kills and six digs.

The women’s Hurricanes are in action next on Saturday, January 25th in Halifax against the MSVU Mystics. They will return to the CCE for home action on Wednesday, January 29th when they host the Mount Allison Mounties at 7pm.

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