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Hurricanes Women's Basketball looks to keep winning against MTA, UNBSJ
Friday, February 11, 2011
Deanna Konno, Women's Basketball
The Holland Hurricanes will host the MTA Mounties and UNBSJ Seawolves in ACAA basketball action this weekend. Saturday against MTA the women play at 4 p.m. with the men following at 6 p.m. Sunday's games with UNBSJ are at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men). All four basketball games are at Colonel Gray.
The women enter the weekend on a high-note. They are coming off an impressive performance against the King's Blue Devils last weekend, dominating UKC 77-53. With the win, the women moved to 5-7 on the season. They're now in a three-way tied for third place in the ACAA.
The women will be looking for redemption this weekend as they face two teams they've recently lost to. MTA defeated the Hurricanes handily in Charlottetown in January, but the Hurricanes won in Sackville before Christmas. The game will decide the season-series and also has huge playoff implications as the teams are part of the three-way tie for third place.
Hurricanes female athlete of the week Deanna Konno comes off her best performance of the season. Konno has been an emotional leader for her team and feels the team is ready for MTA.
"They really took it to us last time. We haven't forgotten about that game. I think we've turned a corner as a team and taken our play to the next-level," said Konno.
The Hurricanes will need to continue their strong play if they're going to knock-off the veterans Mounties team.
"It will be a good test for us. We've struggled with consistency and this weekend gives us a chance to prove we're past that," added Konno.
Sunday the women face UNBSJ. They had two disappointing losses to the Seawolves in Saint John two weeks ago, but in both contests they were up at the half.
Hurricanes captain Katie Butler has missed a fair bit of the season to injury, but is now back in the line-up and ready to contribute.
"There is no way we should have lost to UNBSJ. They're a competitive team and everything, but we just know they're a team we should beat," Butler said.
"We want to take it one game a time, but we are fully preparing for two wins this weekend," added the second-year guard.
The Hurricanes game against MSVU that was cancelled last weekend due to the inclement weather has been re-scheduled for Feb. 23rd, with the women playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m. at Colonel Gray.
For more information contact:
Student Services & Athletics Officer
Holland College, Charlottetown Centre
140 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1
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