The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams were on the road in Sackville, New Brunswick on Saturday to take on the Mount Allison University Mounties. The ‘Canes women were victorious, picking up a 75-54 win, while the men lost 93-67.
In the women’s game, the ‘Canes led 18-13 after one and used a strong second quarter to take a 41-24 lead at the half-time break. The teams were evenly matched in the second half with the ‘Canes earning the 21-point victory.
Ashley Plaggenhoef and Aki Kobayashi each had 18 points to lead the way for the ‘Canes with Sophie Atkinson adding 16. Plaggenhoef would add seven rebounds and three assists with Kobayashi adding six rebounds and seven assists; Atkinson had nine rebounds in the win.
Danielle McKinnon chipped in with eight points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals for Holland College while Kassandra Little scored seven points and nine rebounds.
With the victory the ‘Canes move to 2-1 on the season and sit in a three-way tie for third place in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings. The Mounties are now in sixth place, dropping to 1-5.
In the men’s game, the ‘Canes took a slim 16-14 lead in the first but fell behind 39-36 at the half. A poor third quarter saw the ‘Canes fall behind 69-50 before suffering their first loss against ACAA competition in two years, a streak of 38 games.
Jordan Holness dropped 33 points in the game for the Hurricanes, along with eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Xavier Starks came off the bench with 16 points and four rebounds.
With the loss the ‘Canes fall to 2-1 on the season and are in fourth place in the ACAA standings while the Mounties are now in a tie for second at 3-2.
The ‘Canes return to the court on Saturday when they host the St. Thomas University (STU) Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown. The women take the court at 1pm with the men following at 3pm.
For more information on ACAA basketball, visit www.acaa.ca.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019