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Make it seven straight ACAA titles for Hurricanes

The Holland College Hurricanes won the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball championship Sunday in Moncton. Team members, front row, from left, are Isaac Cheverie, Marc Hofer, Connor Therrien, Martin Campbell, Eleazer Goodman and Jordan Holness. Second row, assistant coach Trent Whitty, assistant coach Chase Bowden, Jace Colley, Travis Adams, assistant coach Dale McIsaac, Roosevelt Whyley, Josh Bourque, Cameron Paynter, head coach Josh Whitty with Noah Whitty, assistant coach Ryan Laughlin and physiotherapist Jenny Dickson. Mike Bernard Photography
The Holland College Hurricanes won the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball championship Sunday in Moncton. Mike Bernard Photography - Contributed
MONCTON, N.B. —

Jordan Holness and Roosevelt (Chicken) Whyley each scored 21 points as the Holland College Hurricanes won their seventh straight conference title Sunday in Moncton.

Travis Adams had 17 points and 14 rebounds off the bench as the ’Canes defeated the Mount Allison Mounties 86-71 at the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) championship at Crandall University.

Holland College now holds the record for the most consecutive men’s basketball championships in conference history. Holland College and Mount Saint Vincent, 2006-11, were tied for the record with six.

The Hurricanes will represent the conference at the nationals in Vancouver from March 13-16. Holland College has never won the gold at the Canadian championship, earning silver in 2013 and bronze from 2016-2018.

James French had 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists and a steal to lead the Mounties.

Whyley and Adams were among the most efficient ’Canes as Whyley hit nine of his 11 shots and Adams sunk seven of his 11. Holness had eight assists, five rebounds and five steals.

The Hurricanes hit 43 per cent of their 21 free throws while the Mounties went 5-for-6.

Holland College held 21-18, 47-33 and 66-50 quarter leads to cap off an undefeated ACAA regular season and playoffs.

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