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Basketball 'Canes set for final home action of season

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will play their final home games of the 2019-2020 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) season this Saturday when they host the University of King’s College (UKC) Blue Devils at 1 and 3pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) in Charlottetown. (w/m).

The ‘Canes will then finish their regular seasons on the road, first on Sunday, February 23 in Fredericton, New Brunswick versus the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies at 2 and 4pm, then in Saint John, NB on February 29 versus the University of New Brunswick-Saint John (UNBSJ) Seawolves.

The women’s Hurricanes enter the final three games of the regular season at 12-3 and in a tie for first place in the conference; the Blue Devils sit at 9-7 and in fourth.

This season the ‘Canes have won both meetings versus UKC, a 74-70 win on January 18 and a February 9 road win by a score of 88-73.

The Hurricanes opponents on Sunday, the STU Tommies, sit in a tie with the ‘Canes for top spot in the standings at 12-3.  The ‘Canes and Tommies have split the season series to-date, with the ‘Canes wining in overtime on November 23, 65-62, before the Tommies earned the win on December 1 in Fredericton by a score of 59-57.

The current standings are cluttered at the top in ACAA women’s basketball, with the top three teams within two points, and top four separated by just six points.  The Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics currently hold the third position in the standings.  The top two teams will receive a bye to the semi-finals at the ACAA Championships, March 6-8 in Halifax.

On the men’s side, the Hurricanes head into the weekend at 12-3 and in first place in the ACAA standings, holding a two-point lead over the Mount Allison University Mounties (11-4).  The UKC Blue Devils have struggled this season, sitting at 2-14 and in seventh in the standings.

In two matchups versus the Blue Devils this season, the ‘Canes have picked up 88-54 (January 18) and 91-86 (February 9) victories.

The STU Tommies are currently in a tie for third in the conference standings at 10-5 this season.  They’ve split the season series so far with the Hurricanes, first on November 23 where the ‘Canes cruised to the 97-69 win before dropping a meeting on December 1 in Fredericton, 85-76.

As jammed as things are on the women’s side, they are just as congested for the men.

The top four teams are separated by just four points with the MSVU Mystics tied with the Tommies for third place at 10-5.

Follow all the exciting action in the final ten days of the ACAA basketball regular season by visiting www.acaa.ca.

All games can also be watched live by visiting www.acaatv.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 20, 2020