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Hurricanes split Wednesday ACAA basketball action with Mounties


CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Holland College Hurricanes basketball teams spilt with the Mount Allison Mounties Wednesday in Charlottetown as the men won 119-86 and women lost 62-43.

The ‘Canes got off to a slow start in the women’s Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) matchup, falling behind 18-4 after the first quarter, 32-16 at the half and never recovered. 

Lexi MacInnis led the Hurricanes with 12 points and seven rebounds. Kassie Little added 10 points.

Lauren MacEachern paced the Mounties attack with 12 points.

Holland College fell to 5-11 and remain in sixth place in the ACAA standings.

In men’s action, the ‘Canes came out flying and took a 37-13 lead after one quarter and a 67-34 lead at the half. But despite the Mounties strong-shooting third quarter, which cut the lead to 91-71, Holland College romped to the 31-point victory. 

Roosevelt Whyley drained 27 points for the ‘Canes and nabbed 14 boards, while Jace Colley added 24 points and eight rebounds. Connor Therrien (18 points ), Jordan Holness (13), Travis Adams (17) and Martin Campbell (14) each chipped in double-digit scoring games. 

Aram Currie led the Mounties with 27 points.

The Hurricanes lead the ACAA at 16-0.

Next up, Holland College host the Dal-AC Rams Saturday in Charlottetown, 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men, then travel to Sackville, N.B., to face the Mounties on Sunday. Game times are 2 p.m. (women) and 4 p.m. (men).

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