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Hurricanes sweep Tommies on the mainland

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Hurricanes pick up road wins over St. Thomas to close the first half of ACAA basketball season

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Holland College Hurricanes basketball teams finished the first semester of the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association season with wins over the St. Thomas Tommies in Fredericton, N.B. 

The women earned a 72-59 victory, while the men blew out St. Thomas 125-61.

On the women’s side, Holland College jumped out to a 26-10 lead after the first quarter and had a 40-25 lead at halftime. 

The Tommies closed the gap to two points in the second half, but it was as close as it could get. 

Lexi MacInnis led the ‘Canes with 20 points, while Tyleigha Nelson had 17 points and eight rebounds. 

Beauna Rivoli-Johnson and Ty’Keia Beals also reached double-digit figures in scoring with 12 and 11 points respectively. Rivoli-Johnson also added eight rebounds. 

The win moves the ‘Canes to 4-2, good for third in the ACAA standings. The Tommies fell to 2-3.

In the men’s game the ‘Canes raced out to a 33-16 lead after one quarter and took a 64-31 edge into the half. Holland College built a 98-40 advantage after three quarters and coasted to the win. 

The 125 points is the second highest ever scored by a Hurricanes men’s basketball team in a single game. 

Roosevelt Whyley led the ‘Canes with 25 points and nabbed seven rebounds. Marcus Dawkins added 23 points and eight rebounds. 

Jace Colley had a double-double with 17 points and a team-high 10 rebounds, while Kyle Lefave chipped in 16 points. 

The ‘Canes go into the holiday break at 6-1 and in a three-way tie with Crandall and Mount Allison for first place. The Tommies dropped to 2-4. 

The Hurricanes return to action Sunday, Jan. 7, versus St. Thomas in Fredericton. Game times are 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men.

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