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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The Holland College Hurricanes went 3-1 in Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) basketball action during the weekend in New Brunswick.
The women defeated the Crandall Chargers 70-68 Saturday in Moncton before losing 84-53 to the St. Thomas Tommies Sunday in Fredericton. The men defeated the Chargers 121-107 and the Tommies 96-80 to maintain a perfect regular season record.
The ’Canes women jumped out to a 25-17 first quarter lead on Saturday and were up 35-28 at half. They trailed 57-53 entering the fourth quarter but battled back for the two-point victory.
Lexi MacInnis had a team-high 21 points in the win while Ashley Plaggenhoef had 14 points, Jayla Verney 13 and Tyleigha Nelson and Kassandra Little each added 11. Nelson added 12 rebounds.
On Sunday against the Tommies, the women fell behind early and could not recover. The Tommies held quarter leads of 29-15, 44-26 and 65-43.
Nelson led the way with 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Verney added 12 points and five rebounds while Little had nine points and nine rebounds.
Holland College (1-3) are in a three-way tie for fifth in the conference standings.
In the men’s game on Saturday, the ‘Canes held a slim 29-27 lead after a quarter but went to the break up 61-50. The Chargers cut into the lead in the third but still trailed 88-82 entering the fourth.
Jace Colley led the Hurrianes with 28 and 12 rebounds while Jordan Holness scored 26, Roosevelt Whyley 24 and Martin Campbell 22. Whyley added 12 rebounds, three assists and a steal. Holness chipped in nine rebounds and two steals while Campbell recorded seven rebounds, three assists, and four steals.
The ’Canes jumped out to a 30-14 lead after one quarter Sunday before St. Thomas cut it to 49-38 at the half. The ‘Canes used a strong third to lead 86-52 entering the fourth.
Colley put up 27 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Whyley chipped in with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Holland College (4-0) sits atop the conference standings.
Holland College hosts the Dal AC Rams Saturday at noon (women) and 2 p.m. (men) and the University of King’s College Blue Devils Sunday at 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).