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Hurricanes men’s basketball team clinches first place in ACAA standings


The Holland College Hurricanes men’s basketball team clinched another Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season title during the weekend.

Holland College blasted the University of King’s College Blue Devils 116-62 Saturday in Charlottetown and the St. Thomas Tommies 81-71 Sunday in Fredericton, N.B.

Bryce Corless led all Hurricanes scorers with 21 points on Saturday with Jordan Holness adding 18 points, 12 assists, six steals and four rebounds. Adrian Thompson came off the bench with 17 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. John Alex Vos, Jayden McMullen and Javares McIntosh each scored 12 points.

The Hurricanes scored the first 14 points of the game en route to holding quarter leads of 35-13, 63-33 and 102-45.

Thompson finished Sunday’s game with 24 points and 13 rebounds while Holness had 22 points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals. McMullen added 14 points.

The Hurricanes held quarter leads of 18-14, 43-26 and 56-55.

The Hurricanes (14-3) have earned a bye into the semifinal Saturday, March 7, at Mount Saint Vincent.


The Hurricanes women’s team dropped both of its weekend games, losing 78-67 to King’s and 81-67 to St. Thomas.

Aki Kobayashi led the ’Canes with 20 points to go along with three rebounds, five assists and four steals. Sophie Atkinson had 16 points and nine rebounds off the bench while Courtney Cain-Nordin had eight points, eight rebounds and eight steals.

Ashley Plaggenhoef chipped in with nine points, four rebounds, five assists and two steals.

The Hurricanes led 19-17 after the first quarter but trailed 43-28 at the half. King’s took a 58-54 advantage to the fourth.

Kobayashi again led the ’Canes in scoring Sunday with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Kassandra Little had 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Atkinson and Plaggenhoef added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Holland College led 18-15 after the first quarter but trailed 36-30 at the half and 58-51 heading to the fourth.

The Hurricanes (12-5) will finish third in conference and will face the sixth-place UNBSJ Sea-Wolves in the quarter-finals March 6 in Halifax.

But first both the Hurricanes teams complete the regular season Saturday on the road against the UNBSJ Seawolves with games at 2 and 4 p.m.

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