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Basketball Hurricanes sweep weekend games


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The Holland College Hurricanes basketball teams went 4-0 in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season games during the weekend in Charlottetown.

The Hurricanes women defeated the Crandall Chargers 76-37 Friday and the Mount Allison Mounties 80-66 on Sunday. The men won 84-75 Friday and 98-79 Sunday.

Women

The Hurricanes held quarter leads 22-7, 45-17 and 65-29 en route to victory.

Sophie Atkinson came off the bench to lead the ’Canes in scoring with 12 points while Courtney Cain-Nordin and Ashley Plaggenhoef added 11 and 10, respectively. Plaggenhoef also hauled in eight rebounds along with four assists and four steals.

Sunday, the ’Canes built quarter leads of 23-9, 35-19 and 59-36 to cruise to the win.

Atkinson led all Hurricanes scorers with 27 while adding 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block. Aki Kobayashi had 11 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and three blocks while Kassandra Little added 12 rebounds, seven steals, two assists, two steals, and three blocks.

Holland College improved to 12-3 and is tied with St. Thomas for the conference lead while the Chargers are 0-15 and the Mounties are 6-9.

Men

The Holland College men led 19-10 after the first quarter, 41-28 at the half and 65-50 heading to the fourth against the Chargers.

Jayden McMullen and Jordan Holness both had 24 points to lead the home side. McMullen added four rebounds and three steals while Holness had nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. Adrian Thompson had 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

The ’Canes also got up early against the Mounties, holding quarter leads of 22-10, 48-23 and 71-52.

McMullen led all Hurricanes with 23 points while Holness had 21. McMullen added two rebounds and two assists while Holness chipped in five rebounds, six assists and four steals. Thompson contributed 14 points and 16 rebounds off the bench.

The Hurricanes (12-3) took sole possession of first place with the victories while the Chargers are 6-10 and the Mounties 11-4.

Holland College has three games remaining in the regular season. They play their final home game of the season Saturday by hosting the King’s Blue Devils at 1 and 3 p.m. with the women playing first.

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