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Basketball Hurricanes victorious in home-openers

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams were victorious in their home openers against the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves on Saturday in Charlottetown, PEI at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

The ‘Canes women would go on to defeat UNBSJ by a score of 94-69, before the men claimed the 100-64 victory.

In the women’s game, the ‘Canes took a 19-14 lead after one quarter before an evenly matched, high scoring second quarter gave the ‘Canes a 46-41 lead at the half. 

The ‘Canes would lead by as much as 16 in the third quarter before the Seawolves brought it back to a nine-point game after three.

The ‘Canes would pull away in the fourth quarter to earn the 25-point victory.

Ashley Plaggenhoef recorded the second ever Hurricanes women’s basketball triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and ten assists. Kassandra Little had a huge double-double with 19 points and 18 rebounds, while Sophie Atkinson added a double-double of her own with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Aki Kobayashi contributed 17 points and seven assists for the ‘Canes with Danielle McKinnon adding ten points and Kennedy Frittenburg scoring ten points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals off the bench.

With the win the ‘Canes improve to 1-1 on the season while the Seawolves drop to 2-1.

On the men’s side, Bryce Corless came out hot from beyond the arc, hitting five three-pointers in the first quarter, scoring 17 points as the ‘Canes led 26-13 after the first.

The Hurricanes would continue to grow their lead in the second quarter and went into the locker room up 56-34 at the half.

A complete-game effort was preached to the Hurricanes entering the second half with Holland College continuing to grow their lead to 77-49 after three and eventually the 36-point victory.

Corless finished with 28 points, registering eight threes on the night. The eight three-pointers is the second most all-time in a single game for the men’s basketball Hurricanes, just one behind Alex MacLeod who had nine in January 2011.

Jordan Holness was a rebound shy of a triple-double with 12 points, ten assists, and nine rebounds while Nathan Anderson recorded a double-double as well with 12 points and 16 assists.

Jayden McMullen added 17 points and four rebounds for the Hurricanes while Xavier Starks added 13 points and five rebounds off the bench.

The Hurricanes move to 2-0 on the season with the victory while the Seawolves fall to 1-2.

The men’s and women’s basketball Hurricanes return to action this Saturday when the head to Sackville, New Brunswick to take on the Mount Allison University Mounties; the women take the court at 1pm versus the 0-3 Mounties, while the Mount Allison men (1-2) take on the Hurricanes at 3pm.

The ‘Canes next pair of home games take place on Saturday, November 23 versus the Saint Thomas University (STU) Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.  The women are on the court at 1pm with the men following at 3pm.

Connect with the basketball Hurricanes by visiting www.twitter.com/caneswbball, www.twitter.com/canesmbball and www.instagram.com/hurricanesbball.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com, www.facebook.com/hollandhurricanes, www.twitter.com/hc_hurricanes and www.instagram.com/hollandhurricanes.


For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019