WBBALL | Hurricanes fall to Blues in national quarter-final game
March 17, 2017
It was not the start the Hurricanes were looking for at the 2017 CCAA National Women’s Basketball Championship on Thursday in Edmonton, AB. The ‘Canes fell to the Dawson College Blues 74-60 in their quarter-final game.
The ‘Canes, the fourth seed in the tournament, fell behind early to the fifth seed Dawson College from Montreal, Quebec, trailing 26-16 at the end of the first quarter. The Blues would extend their lead heading into halftime 46-24.
The Hurricanes would shrink the Blues lead to 60-43 after the third quarter but they could not fully complete the comeback.
The Hurricanes will now play the number one seed Humber College Hawks in the bronze semi-final on Friday at 6pm AST. The Hawks were also upset in the first round, falling to the host NAIT Ooks 55-52; NAIT are the eighth seed in the tournament.
Jayla Verney led all Hurricanes with 21 points while Chelsea Slawter-Wright scored 14. Darcy Zinck scored ten points in the loss and completed the double-double with 12 rebounds; Slawter-Wright was named the Player of the Game for the Hurricanes.
The ‘Canes were without one of their top all-around players for most of the game; Cassie Cooke left with an injury midway through the first quarter with the ‘Canes trailing 13-12; she did not return. Her status is unknown for Friday’s game versus Humber.
Holland College will now turn their attention to the Hawks who finished the season as the OCAA Champions after a 21-0 season. This is a rematch of the 2016 CCAA National gold medal game in which the Hawks edged the Hurricanes 51-49.
All tournament games can be seen live at www.ccaa.ca.
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