The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia on Saturday to take on the MSVU Mystics for their final ACAA regular season games of 2018-2019; the women will take the court at 2pm with the men to follow at 4pm.
The women’s Hurricanes, 7-13 and in sixth place in the standings, will have their hands full as they take on the conference’s top team, the 19-0 Mystics.
In two meetings this season with the Mystics, the ‘Canes fell by scores of 98-69 (Dec 2 in Halifax) and 57-42 (Feb 2 in Charlottetown).
Although it’s been a difficult season on the court for the Hurricanes, three PEI born players have found a way near the top of the offensive statistical leaders in the conference.
Lexi MacInnis sits in third in the ACAA in points averaged per game with 14.2 while Kassandra Little is ranked second in rebounds per game with 7.4. Rookie standout, Ashley Plaggenhoef has had an impressive shooting season, sitting fifth in field goal percentage at 45.2% and three-point shooting with an average of 36.6%.
This will be the final game of the season for the women’s Hurricanes as they’ve been mathematically eliminated from qualifying for the playoffs being hosted by the Crandall Chargers in Moncton, NB.
The men’s Hurricanes look to complete the regular season with a perfect record; they enter Saturday’s game at 20-0 while the Mystics sit in second at 14-5.
This would be the second time in team history that the men’s basketball Hurricanes would finish with a perfect record during the regular season, last accomplishing the feat during the 2014-2015 season where they went 18-0.
In two matchups this season, the Hurricanes defeated the Mystics 112-89 on December 2 in Halifax before winning on February 2 in Charlottetown by a score of 98-67.
Statistically, Hurricanes players lead the ACAA in field goal percentage (Roosevelt Whyley, 69.6%), blocks per game (Agak Lual, 2.1), steals per game (Jordan Holness, 3.7) and assists per game (Holness, 5.5).
The men’s Hurricanes first playoff game will take place on Saturday, March 2 in Moncton, NB when they play the lowest advancing team from the prior days quarter-final games at the 2019 ACAA Championships hosted by Crandall University.
To watch both of Saturday’s games versus the MSVU Mystics, visit www.ACAAtv.ca.
For more information on ACAA basketball, visit www.acaa.ca.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019