The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will hit the road this weekend for four games in Nova Scotia when they visit the UKC Blue Devils and Dal AC Rams. Saturday will see the ‘Canes take on the Blue Devils in Halifax at 2/4pm before Sunday’s games in Truro versus the Rams at 1/3pm (w/m).
The women’s Hurricanes enter weekend play with a 3-8 record and sit in a tie for sixth in the ACAA alongside the Crandall Chargers. The UKC Blue Devils are in fourth with a 6-5 record while the Rams are in eighth with an 0-11 record.
The ‘Canes have split the series with UKC this season with each team picking up a victory on home court. The ‘Canes won on November 18, 76-61, before losing on December 1, 69-58.
‘Canes forward, Kassandra Little, knows the importance of this weekend’s games.
“This weekend’s games are key to our team moving forward,” she said. We have been challenging ourselves and increasing our level of competition on and off the court, which will hopefully translate into a strong weekend for us.”
Lexi MacInnis has had a strong season for the Hurricanes, she sits fifth in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association in points per game with 14.1. Ashley Plaggenhoef sits just behind her at 12.5.
On the men’s side, the Hurricanes are off to an 11-0 start to their regular season as they lead the ACAA standings, while the Blue Devils are in sixth at 3-8; the Dal AC Rams sit in eighth at 1-10.
The ‘Canes are 2-0 against UKC this season, picking up wins on November 18 and December 1. The Hurricanes won their only meeting with the Rams this season, a victory on November 17.
Hurricanes guard, Connor Therrien, knows every weekend is an opportunity to improve as a team.
“As has been the case all year, our main focus is preparing to challenge for a conference, and hopefully a national championship in the next two months. We’re looking forward to these games this weekend as they are opportunities for us to continue to improve.”
The ‘Canes enter the weekend with the highest scoring offense in the CCAA at 111.4 points per game. Individually, Jace Colley and Martin Campbell sit 2-3 in the conference with 25.5 and 18.0 points per game respectively.
The Hurricanes next home games are scheduled for Thursday, January 31 when the ‘Canes host the Crandall Chargers at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement at 6/8pm (w/m).
Watch all four Hurricanes basketball games this weekend by visiting 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, January 24, 2019