The Holland Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams hosted the MSVU Mystics on Saturday at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement in back-to-back Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association regular season games.
The women would drop their game to the first-place Mystics by a score of 57-42, while the men were victorious 98-67, keeping their undefeated season alive.
In the women’s game, the Hurricanes fell behind early, trailing 21-4 after a quarter and 38-13 at the half. They would battle back in the second half, closing the gap to 46-29 after three quarters, but would not complete the comeback, eventually dropping the game by fifteen points.
Tekara Smith led the Hurricanes offensively with ten points with Desiree Oakley adding seven and Keionia Beals and Sydney Goode both contributing six.
Kassie Little hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds with Lexi MacInnis also reaching double figures with ten.
Kelsey Crocker led the Mystics to victory by scoring a team-high 17 points.
With the loss the Hurricanes fall to 5-10 on the season; they continue to sit in sixth place in the standings while the Mystics lead the conference with a 14-0 record.
The ‘Canes return to action on Wednesday night when they host the Mount Allison Mounties at 6pm at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
The Mounties are 11-5 and in third place this season; they defeated the Hurricanes in their only meeting so far, a 71-43 win on January 13 in Charlottetown.
In the men’s game on Saturday, the first-place Hurricanes would host the second-place MSVU Mystics.
The ‘Canes held a 23-10 lead after one quarter and would ride that momentum into the second, leading 45-21 at the half. The ‘Canes would lead 72-48 after three before the game ended with the ‘Canes earning the 31-point victory.
Jordan Holness led a balanced scoring attack from the Hurricanes with 21 points while Connor Therrien had 20 and Roosevelt Whyley recorded 18. Jace Colley also reached double figures with 14 points with Travis Adams coming off the bench to record 11.
Holness added six rebounds, four assists, and eight steals with Whyley hauling in nine rebounds along with three assists, two steals, and a block. Therrien had a team-high seven assists while Colley added six rebounds, four assists, one steal, and a block in the win.
Liam Mitchell led the Mystics in the loss with 21 point scored.
The ‘Canes continue to lead the conference as they improve their record to 15-0 while the Mystics drop to 11-3 and sit in second place.
The ‘Canes return to the court this Wednesday at 8pm when they host the third-place, Mount Allison Mounties at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.
In their only meeting this regular season, the ‘Canes defeated the Mounties in Charlottetown by a score of 103-81 on January 13. The Mounties are 10-6 this season.
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
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Date: Monday, February 04, 2019