BBALL | Hurricanes men eye seventh straight ACAA title this weekend
The Holland Hurricanes men’s basketball team is in Moncton, New Brunswick this weekend to compete at the 2019 ACAA Basketball Championships, hosted by the Crandall University Chargers.
The event began on Friday with quarter-final play, followed by the annual ACAA Basketball Awards banquet Friday evening. The Hurricanes will hit the court on Saturday at 5pm in semi-final action when they take on the lowest advancing seed from Friday’s quarter-finals.
The Hurricanes enter the weekend as the number one seed (and the number one team in Canada ranked by the CCAA) after a 21-0 record during the regular season; the second seed in the ACAA is the MSVU Mystics who finished at 15-6. Both the Hurricanes and Mystics receive a bye to the semi-finals this weekend.
Quarter-final matches taking place on Friday featured the UNBSJ Seawolves (10-11, 4th) defeating the Dal AC Rams (7-14, 5th) by a score of 80-78, and the Mount Allison Mounties (14-7, 3rd) taking down the Crandall Chargers (5-16, 6th) 94-86.
This sets up “semi-final Saturday”, where the Hurricanes will take on the UNBSJ Seawolves and the MSVU Mystics will challenge the Mount Allison Mounties.
This season the Hurricanes won all three meetings with the Seawolves.
On Friday evening, members of the men’s and women’s basketball Hurricanes were recognized at the ACAA Basketball Awards banquet.
Major award winners included second-year player, Jace Colley being named the ACAA Player of the Year. Colley was also named an All-Canadian as well as a member of the ACAA first All-Conference team for the second time.
Fifth-year forward, Roosevelt Whyley was also recognized as an All-Canadian as well as a member of the ACAA first All-Conference team for the fourth time.
Jordan Holness, a first-year guard for the ‘Canes was named the ACAA Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year as well as a member of the second ACAA All-Conference team.
‘Canes head coach, Josh Whitty, was named the ACAA Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.
Women’s second-year guard, Lexi MacInnis, was in attendance on Friday night to accept her position on the ACAA’s first All-Conference team.
To watch the action live from the 2019 ACAA Basketball Championships in Moncton, NB, hosted by the Crandall Chargers, visit www.ACAAtv.ca.
For more information on the 2019 ACAA Basketball Championships, visit www.acaa.ca.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Friday, March 01, 2019