The men’s Seawolves basketball team, at times, gave the Holland College Hurricanes a run for their money, but inevitably lost 96-66 in action at the G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre on Sunday.
Both teams came storming at each other from the tip-off in a high scoring first quarter. Completed shooting percentages from the field were comparable to one another in the first half as the Hurricanes made 38.6 per cent of their shots and the Seawolves 37.9per cent.
Though outscored by 30 points, the Seawolves showed a strong effort against the current second place Hurricanes who are legitimate contenders to win the ACAA title this winter.
Team captain, Jarred Crawford had a strong performance with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists. Crawford fostered a lot of the Seawolves momentum on the attack in the team-high 29 minutes he played. This was especially evident in the fourth quarter when the Seawolves outscored the visitors 22-18.
Last week’s player of the week, Thomas Waggott, led the Seawolves with 17 points in the defeat. Though the Hurricanes defense allowed the home team fewer scoring opportunities, Waggot scored on 64 per cent of the two and three point shots he attempted; better than any player on either team.
The Seawolves remain in sixth place and are six points out of a playoff spot. They take to the court again on Wednesday in a home game against the St. Thomas Tommies at 8:00 p.m.