Women’s basketball sweep weekend games, men split with Crandall and Mount Allison
February 10, 2014
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams travelled to Moncton on Saturday to take on the Crandall University Chargers in back-to-back games. The ‘Canes would then return to Charlottetown to host two home games against the Mount Allison Mounties on Sunday afternoon at the Centre for Community Engagement.
On Saturday the Hurricanes would use a fast start to help them defeat the Crandall Chargers 71-35 on the road.
The Hurricanes went up 26-9 after the first quarter and 35-19 at half; they also led 50-28 after the third quarter.
Janea Barrett led the Hurricanes offensively with 11 points while Christina Medley added ten points of her own. Nakissa Koomalsingh, Kelsey Dixon and Christina Medley each had seven rebounds in the game.
The leading scorer for Crandall was Jillian Smith with ten points.
On Sunday the ‘Canes returned home after playing their previous seven games on the road.
Another big lead in the first quarter set the Hurricanes up with a 24-8 lead; which they would not relinquish. The Hurricanes were up by 46-20 at halftime, 61-35 after the third quarter and eventually would win the game 84-48.
Jenea Barrett led the ‘Canes in scoring with 19 points while shooting nine-for-twelve from the field. Ashley Moss would lead the Hurricanes with 12 rebounds in the game.
The Mounties leading scorers in the game were Brooke Kelly and Maddyson McDonald, each with 11 points.
With the victories the Hurricanes now sit at 15-2 and clinch a position in the ACAA’s semi-final game on March 1st in Truro at the ACAA Championships hosted by Dalhousie Agricultural College. The Hurricanes continue to sit in second place in the ACAA standings.
The Hurricanes travelled to Moncton on Saturday to play a game that was a battle between the top two teams in the ACAA. Crandall held a two point advantage over the Hurricanes with a 13-2 record while the ‘Canes sat at 12-3 on the season.
The Hurricanes would open up an early lead in the game but a strong second quarter would give the Chargers the 47-42 advantage heading into the half. They would eventually pull ahead in the third quarter and end up picking up the victory 109-93.
The Hurricanes would be led by Chase Bowden offensively, scoring 30 points in the game and adding 13 rebounds while Alvin Parker also had a strong offensive game, scoring 21 total points.
The Chargers Alex MacLeod would lead his team in scoring with 30 points.
The Hurricanes led 31-25 after the first quarter but the Chargers would hold leads of 47-42 at halftime, and 79-63 after the third quarter.
In Sunday’s home game Holland College looked to rebound after Saturday’s loss, scoring 56 first half points en route to a 93-57 win over the Mount Allison Mounties.
Jake Kendrick and Chase Bowden each scored 22 points and had strong shooting games from the field to lead the Hurricanes offensively in the game.
Alex Chisholm and Sam Prouse led the Mounties in scoring with ten points each.
The Hurricanes held leads of 24-12, 56-23 and 70-38 after the first, second and third quarters.
With the victory on Sunday the Hurricanes now sit in third place in the ACAA standings with a 13-4 record while the MSVU Mystics have slipped into second place with a 14-4 record, but with one extra game played. The Chargers remain in the top spot at 15-2.
The Holland College men’s and women’s teams will be back in action this Saturday and Sunday with home games against the UNBSJ Seawolves on Saturday at 6pm (women) and 8pm (men) and on Sunday at 2pm (women) and 4pm (men). Each team has just four games remaining in their regular seasons, all at home at the Centre for Community Engagement.
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