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Hurricanes men sweep, women split, weekend games

The Holland Hurricanes basketball teams won three-of-four games this weekend on the road in Nova Scotia versus the UKC Blue Devils and Dal AC Rams.  The men would earn two victories while the women dropped Saturday’s game versus the Blue Devils before picking up the victory over the Rams on Sunday.

On Saturday, the women’s Hurricanes trailed 13-11 after the first but would storm back in the second and take a 37-25 half-time lead. UKC would return the favor with a strong third quarter as they retook the lead going up 51-47 after three; the Blue Devils would ultimately win 72-64.

Lexi MacInnis had 25 points to lead the way for the ‘Canes with Desiree Oakley also reaching double figures with 14.

MacInnis added five rebounds, three assists, and a steal while Oakley had four assists and four rebounds. Kassandra Little had a team-high seven rebounds along with seven points, two assists, one steal, and one block.

Chloe Oxner led the UKC Blue Devils to victory with 27 points.

On Sunday versus the Crandall Chargers, the ‘Canes jumped out to a 36-13 lead after the first quarter and would lead 54-23 at the half. The Hurricanes continued to build their lead in the second half, leading 75-33 after three and winning 92-46.

Danielle McKinnon came off the bench to lead the way for the Hurricanes with 20 points along with 11 rebounds for her first double-double as a member of the ‘Canes.

Briontae Riley had a strong game on the offensive glass collecting 12 of her 16 rebounds while recording a double-double as she scored 15 points.

MacInnis added 16 points, five rebounds and two steals with Ashley Plaggenhoef recording 15 points, five assists, and three steals; Kassandra Little scored 11 points, nine rebounds, and nine steals in the win.

The top point-scorer for the Rams was Hailey Anderson with 16 points in the loss.

The ‘Canes are now 4-9 on the season and sit in sixth place while the Blue Devils are in fourth at 7-6 and the Rams are eighth at 0-13.

In the men’s game on Saturday, the Hurricanes jumped out to a 30-19 lead after one quarter and would lead 66-42 at the half. The ‘Canes would eventually pick up the win by a score of 114-88.

Jace Colley led all scorers with 38 points on the day along with five rebounds, four assists and a block.

Roosevelt Whyley had 29 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block while Jordan Holness had 17 points, six rebounds, eight assists, and two steals in the win.

Agak Lual contributed with 11 rebounds while chipping in eight points and three blocks.

Ben West was the top scorer for the Blue Devils in the loss with 29 points.

On Sunday, the Hurricanes jumped out to a 31-10 lead after the first quarter and would take a 58-25 lead at the half. The Rams would close the gap in the fourth but the ‘Canes would eventually win 100-79.

Whyley led the way with 32 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, and a steal with Colley adding 23 points, six rebounds, one assist, and four steals.

Holness and Travis Adams each reached double figures in scoring with 13 and 12 points respectively. Holness added eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals with Adams recording seven rebounds and an assist.

Lual added six points, seven rebounds, and six blocks in the win.

The Rams leading scorer was Tesean Clyke with 26 points in the loss.

The ‘Canes improved to 13-0 on the season after the victories over the weekend; they continue to sit atop the ACAA standings while the Blue Devils are in seventh place at 3-10 with the Rams in eighth at 2-11.

It’s a short turnaround for the Hurricanes as they return to the court on Thursday when they host the Crandall Chargers at 6 and 8pm (w/m) at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

The Chargers women, 3-10, sit just two points back of the Hurricanes as they battle for the final playoff spot, while the men are 8-5 and in fourth place in the ACAA.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019