One down and two to go in the Holland College Hurricanes men’s basketball team's quest for a national title after a 120-77 win over the host Langara Falcons Thursday at the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association championship in Vancouver, B.C.
Langara hung tough for the opening quarter against the number one ranked Hurricanes, which were up just five points after one quarter. But a 12-0 run in the second stretched the lead to double digits and ‘Canes never looked back.
All five Holland College starters reached double digits, led by Jordan Holness (24 points) and Connor Therrien (20). Martin Campbell added 18 points, Roosevelt Whyley had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Jace Colley tallied 10 points.
Travis Adams, who earned the ‘Canes player of the game, came off the bench to score 19 points and grab 12 boards.
Holland College shot nearly 48 per cent from the floor and went 17-for-20 from the free throw line.
Royce Sargeant, Langara’s player of the game, led the Falcons with 22 points, eight assists and three rebounds. Moeiz Athaya and Drake Downer each had 15 while Tyler Anderson came off the bench to score 14.
Next up, the ‘Canes face the Sheridan Bruins Friday at 11:30 p.m. AT in the day’s second semifinal. The Vanier Cheetahs an the VIU Mariners tangle in the other semi at 9:30 p.m. AT.