The Holland Hurricanes men’s basketball team defeated the Mount Allison Mounties on Sunday afternoon to win their seventh straight Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association title. The 2019 ACAA Basketball Championships were hosted in Moncton, New Brunswick by the Crandall University Chargers.
The Hurricanes held a 21-18 lead after the first quarter and would take a 47-33 lead to the locker room at the half. The ‘Canes extended their lead to 66-50 after the third and would eventually win the game 86-71.
Jordan Holness and Roosevelt Whyley led the Hurricanes offensively, each scoring 21 points with Holness adding five rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and a block; Whyley chipped in with eight rebounds, one steal, and a block in the victory.
Travis Adams contributed a double-double off the bench with 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Jace Colley, the ACAA Player of the Year, added 13 points and five rebounds while Connor Therrien had ten points and four assists in the win.
James French was the top offensive performer for the Mounties, recording 14 points in the loss.
The ‘Canes streak of seven straight conference championships is now the longest in ACAA men’s basketball history.
The Hurricanes advanced to Sunday’s title game after a victory on Saturday over the University of New Brunswick-Saint John Seawolves in semi-final play, 94-66.
The Hurricanes held quarter leads of 18-15, 50-26 and 74-49 in the win.
Whyley led the way on offense with 25 points while also adding nine rebounds, four steals, and two blocks.
Martin Campbell recorded 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists while Adams had 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
Holness had 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, five steals, and two blocks for the ‘Canes while Therrien had ten points, seven rebounds, and three assists in the win.
Top scorers for UNBSJ were Hunter Gray and Alex Giesecke, each scoring 15 points in the loss.
With Sunday’s victory, the Hurricanes advance to the 2019 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Men’s Basketball Championship, hosted by the Langara College Falcons, March 13-16 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Hurricanes have had success at the national event in recent years, winning a silver medal in 2013, and taking home bronze in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
For more information on the 2019 ACAA Basketball Championships, including results and stats, visit www.acaa.ca.
For more information on the 2019 CCAA National Men’s Basketball Championship, visit www.ccaa.ca.
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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Sunday, March 03, 2019