Mounties can’t weather storm as Hurricanes claim Women’s ACAA Championship Title

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The Holland College Hurricanes took on the Mount Allison Mounties for the final 2015 ACAA Women’s Basketball Championship held at UNB Saint John on Sunday, March 8th.

Although both teams are heading to nationals given that the ACAA has an extra birth this year, the game was still a heated contest.

The Hurricanes had the first basket of the game, putting even more pressure on the Mounties.

With the pressure on, the Hurricanes showed what a fast-paced game they could play, well the Mounties became discouraged and made mistakes, with Holland taking advantage of them.

Although the Mounties had a 45.5% three point average, and the hurricanes had a disappointing 0%, the Mounties we’re still no match for the Hurricanes.

The Mounties’ Maddyson MacEachern was responsible for 2 of the 4 three point shots made in the first half.

The first half of the game Holland College showed better defensive play on the court then Mount Allison, and it showed in the points leaving the game 36- 33 for the Hurricanes when both teams went to the locker rooms.

After half time the Hurricanes had a strong start again, but the Mounties we’re on their way to making a comeback.

As the game progressed both teams got more aggressive and used all the time they could get. Both the Hurricanes, and the Mounties used everything to their advantage, leaving disappointment at the bench.

In the end, communication and ball movement from the Mounties wasn’t enough to edge the Hurricanes.

The Mounties fell short, and the Hurricanes took it all the way leaving the final score 73-59.

Players of the game for Mount Allison was #12, Erin Steeves and for Holland College #6, Marvia Dean.

Both teams will represent the ACAA at the nationals March 17th in Nanaimo BC, to take the court against the best in the country at Vancouver Island University.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.