BBALL | Hurricanes split Wednesday night action with Mounties
The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams were in action against the Mount Allison Mounties on Wednesday night in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association regular season play at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.
The Hurricanes women would fall behind early and were unable to recover, ultimately falling 62-43, while the ‘Canes men scored early and often, en route to a 119-86 victory.
In the women’s game, the ‘Canes got off to a slow start as they fell behind 18-4 after the first quarter and 32-16 at the half. The deficit would grow to 49-25 after three before shrinking the Mounties lead to under 20 points in the fourth quarter.
Lexi MacInnis led the way on offense for the Hurricanes with 12 points to go along with seven rebounds, one assist, three steals, and two blocks.
Kassie Little was the only other player to reach double figures for the ‘Canes with ten points while also adding four rebounds, one assist, and one block.
Lauren MacEachern led the way offensively for the Mounties with 12 points in the victory.
With the loss, the ‘Canes fall to 5-11 on the season and remain in sixth place in the ACAA standings while the Mounties are in third, now with a record of 12-5.
In men’s action, the ‘Canes came out flying to start the games, taking a 37-13 lead after one quarter and a 67-34 lead at the half. The Mounties would have a strong shooting quarter in the third, cutting the ‘Canes lead to 91-71 after three. The Hurricanes would bounce back in the fourth, picking up the 31-point victory.
Roosevelt Whyley led the way for the Hurricanes with a 27-point performance; he added 14 rebounds for the double-double while also contributing three assists, three steals, and four blocks.
Jace Colley added 24 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, and three blocks as six players reached double figures in scoring for the ‘Canes.
Both Connor Therrien and Jordan Holness had nine assists with Therrien adding 18 points, three rebounds, and two steals while Holness had 13 points, three rebounds, and four steals.
Travis Adams came off the bench with 17 points, nine rebounds, and four assists while Martin Campbell was the sixth player to reach double figures with 14 points.
Aram Currie led the Mounties in the game, scoring 27 points.
With the victory, the Hurricanes move to 16-0 on the season and continue to lead the ACAA standings while the Mounties are now 10-7 and in third place.
The men’s and women’s Hurricanes now turn their attention towards their weekend games.
On Saturday the ‘Canes will host the Dal AC Rams at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement before visiting the Mount Allison Mounties on Sunday in Sackville, NB. Games take place at 2 and 4pm (w/m) each day.
The ‘Canes basketball squads each have five regular season games remaining.
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Date: Thursday, February 07, 2019