CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Halifax is the site as the Holland College Hurricanes basketball squads close out the first half of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) regular season against the University of King’s College Blue Devils and the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics.
The ‘Canes face King’s College today at 4 p.m. (women) and 6 p.m. (men), followed Sunday by the women taking on Mount Saint Vincent at 1 p.m., then the men tangling with the Mystics at 3 p.m.
The women’s Hurricanes enter the weekend 3-3 and in a tie for fourth place in the ACAA with the Blue Devils (3-4). The ‘Canes are coming off a 76-61 victory over King’s last month in Charlottetown.
The game will feature a battle between the high-powered Hurricanes offence, second in the ACAA with 74.5 points per game, and the solid defensive play of the Blue Devils, second by allowing only 49.7 points against per game.
Lexi MacInnis (16.5 points per game) leads the ‘Canes in scoring, while Heather Wall (10 per game) leads King’s
The Mystics have been the ACAA’s top team so far this season, leading the conference with 87.1 points per game while also allowing the fewest (44.1 points per game).
Maria Carroll paces the Mystics offence with 17.5 points per game.
The men’s Hurricanes (6-0) have been the team-to-beat in the ACAA so far and own a 120-65 victory over the Blue Devils (3-4, fifth) last month in Charlottetown.
Campbell Colpitts has been the offensive leader for the Blue Devils, averaging 19.8 points per game.
All eyes will be on Sunday’s matchup as Holland College and Mount Saint Vincent, tied at the top of the standings with 12 points, pits the league best offence (Hurricanes, 114 points per game) against the ACAA’s top defence (Mount Saint Vincent, 62.7 points per game).
Jace Colley leads the ‘Canes this season, averaging 26.3 points per game, while Liam Mitchell leads a balanced offensive attack for the Mystics, averaging 11.7 points per game.
The regular season resumes Saturday, Jan. 12
Watch the games live at www.acaatv.ca.