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Hurricanes looking to set the tempo today


Men’s basketball squad hopes to keep perfect season going, women’s squad seeks to snap losing streak

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The Holland College Hurricanes men’s basketball team looks to keep its perfect season going.

The squad host the St. Thomas Tommies today at 7 p.m. and the Crandall Chargers Sunday at 5 p.m.

Holland College (10-0) leads the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings while the Tommies (3-8) are seventh and the Chargers (7-3) are third.

“We’re happy to be at home and hope to use our home-court advantage,” said guard, Marc Hofer. “Coach (Josh Whitty) is making sure we know our plays inside and out this week in practices. We’ll look to play our tempo of basketball this weekend in two important games.”

The Hurricanes defeated the Tommies 121-95 Oct. 27 in Charlottetown while earning a 96-80 victory on Nov. 11 in Fredericton, N.B. They also picked up a 121-107 win over the Chargers on Nov. 10 in Moncton.

Jace Colley, in his second year with the Hurricanes, gives credit to the Chargers.

“We look forward to games against this team because we know we’ll have to play well to win,” he said. “All week we’ve been locked in on making sure we understand our game plan for them.”

Women

The Hurricanes women host the Tommies today at 5 p.m. and the Chargers Sunday at 3 p.m.

Holland College (3-7) looks to turn around a four-game losing streak when it takes on the second-place Tommies (8-3).

The Tommies defeated the ’Canes in their home opener 64-40 and 84-53 Nov. 11 in Fredericton, N.B.

“We have been competing hard through the week by challenging each other in preparation for the weekend,” said Hurricanes first-year guard Ashley Plaggenhoef. “To be successful we need to continue to work together and stay focused on our goals.”

The Chargers (3-7) sit in a tie with the Hurricanes for sixth place, the final playoff spot.

The Hurricanes defeated the Chargers 70-68 n Nov. 10 in Moncton.

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