The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams were in action on Saturday in Halifax, Nova Scotia when they took on the MSVU Mystics in their final ACAA regular season games of the season.
The men’s Hurricanes entered Saturday’s game against the second ranked MSVU Mystics, one win away from completing the regular season with a perfect record
The ‘Canes held a slim one-point lead after the first quarter and would sit tied at 38-38 at halftime. Trailing by three points entering the final quarter, the Hurricanes managed to complete the comeback and earn the 91-83 victory.
Leading the Hurricanes in the win was Jordan Holness with 21 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals while Martin Campbell contributed with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Travis Adams scored 15 points off the bench; also adding seven rebounds and an assist, while Connor Therrien recorded 13 points, two assists and a steal. The fifth Hurricanes player to reach double-digits in point scoring in the game was Jace Colley with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Tario Sands was the top offensive contributor for the Mystics in the loss with 22 points.
With the victory, the Hurricanes complete their regular season at 21-0, the top ranked team in the ACAA standings. This is the second time in team history that the Hurricanes men’s basketball team finished their regular season undefeated, last accomplishing the feat during the 2014-2015 regular season when they finished at 18-0.
The Hurricanes, ranked as the number one team in the country by the CCAA, receive a bye to the ACAA semi-finals on Saturday, March 2 in Moncton, New Brunswick. The second ranked MSVU Mystics (15-6) will also receive a bye.
Quarter-final play at next Friday’s ACAA Championships will consist of the third seed, Mount Allison Mounties (14-7) facing the sixth seed, host team, Crandall Chargers (5-16). The other quarter-final game will see the fourth seed, UNBSJ Seawolves (10-11) face the fifth seed, Dal AC Rams (7-14).
On the women’s side, the Hurricanes fell to the top ranked MSVU Mystics on Saturday, 110-52.
The Mystics held leads of 27-15, 50-31 and 82-39 after the first three quarters.
Maria Carroll led MSVU with 22 points in the win.
Top statistical performers for the Hurricanes were Keionia Beals with 14 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal, and Ashley Plaggenhoef with 13 points, three rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block.
The Hurricanes finish the regular season at 7-14 and in sixth place in the standings. The Hurricanes will miss the playoffs as the Crandall Chargers (4-17, seventh) will complete the six-team field as the hosts of the 2019 ACAA Championships.
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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019