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Basketball 'Canes set to host Mystics in weekend action

The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams will host the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) in Charlottetown, PEI on Saturday and Sunday in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season play.

The women will take the court first on Saturday at 4pm with the men following at 6pm.; Sunday’s games will take place at 12pm and 2pm (w/m)

On the women’s side, the ‘Canes sit in second place in the ACAA with an 8-2 record this season and nationally are ranked ninth by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA).  The Mystics enter the weekend in first place in the ACAA with a 9-1 record and are number three in this week’s national CCAA rankings.

In their only previous meeting this season, the ‘Canes lost to the Mystics in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the opening day of the regular season, 90-77.

The Mystics and ‘Canes are currently one-two in conference scoring with averages of 84.0 and 73.4 points per game respectively.  Both teams are also in the top-four defensively, with the Mystics giving up 57.0 points per game and the ‘Canes giving up 62.9 points per game.

Individually for the ‘Canes, Aki Kobayashi sits in a tie for fourth in the conference in points per game at 14.2 while Kassandra Little leads the ACAA in rebounds per game at 11.4 with Sophie Atkinson sitting in second at 9.8.

On the men’s side, the ‘Canes enter play with an 8-2 record and lead the ACAA while also being ranked eighth in the country by the CCAA; the Mystics are in fourth in the conference with a 6-4 record. The ‘Canes defeated the Mystics 88-66 on opening day in Halifax in their only meeting this season.

As a team, the ‘Canes currently lead the conference in points per game (84.9), rebounds per game (44.6), and blocks per game (4.4).

Individually, Jordan Holness is second in the conference scoring race at 19.5 points per game and leads in assists per game at 4.6. Nathan Anderson is the ACAA’s top rebounder averaging 10.9 per game.

All four games this weekend will be available to live stream at www.acaatv.ca.

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

To connect with the basketball Hurricanes, please visit 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: Thursday, January 30, 2020