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Basketball ‘Canes finishing regular season this weekend

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will close out their 2019-20 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular seasons this Saturday in Saint John, New Brunswick versus the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves.

The women will take the court at 2pm with the men’s game to follow at 4pm.

Saturday’s women’s matchup is a preview of next week’s quarter-final game at the ACAA Championships in Halifax, NS.  This season the women’s Hurricanes have defeated the Seawolves in both meetings, first on November 9, 94-69 and again on January 25, 75-55; both games were played at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) in Charlottetown, PEI.

The ‘Canes, who will finish third in the conference standings, sit at 12-5 this season and are currently ranked at number 14 in the country; they face a sixth-place Seawolves team who have compiled a 4-13 record this regular season in the ACAA.

The ACAA quarter-final game between the ‘Canes and Seawolves will take place at 11am on Friday, March 6 in Halifax; the championship is hosted at the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU).

The men’s ‘Canes enter the weekend having clinched first-place in the standings with a 14-3 record while the Seawolves will finish sixth at 3-14.  In two meetings this season, the ‘Canes took the 100-64 victory on November 9 before a January 25 win by a score of 85-73.

The men’s Hurricanes, the sixth ranked team in Canada, will receive a bye to the semi-finals at next weekend’s ACAA Championships; they’re scheduled to play at 4:30pm on Saturday, March 7 in Halifax versus the lowest advancing quarter-final winner.

The top six teams in the conference will make the playoffs, with the Mount Allison University Mounties, MSVU Mystics, St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies and Crandall University Chargers joining the ‘Canes and Seawolves.

Watch both of Saturday’s ACAA basketball games live at www.acaatv.ca.

For more information on ACAA basketball, visit www.acaa.ca.

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.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020