By GWYDION MORRIS
Feb. 26, 2014
The Holland College Hurricanes used their home court advantage to blow the Dalhousie Rams away 110-62 in a basketball game on Feb. 23.
The Rams’ are ranked last in the standings, while the Hurricanes are ranked second.
Despite the Rams’ efforts, the Hurricanes’ defence proved too strong.
A strong game by Alvin Parker, who scored 12, helped propel the Hurricanes to victory ahead of next weekend’s playoffs.
Hurricanes Coach Josh Whitty expected nothing less from his players than a win.
“The boys came out and were ready to play from the tip. We want to focus on getting ready for next week now.”
The key to their victory in the playoffs will be how they control the speed of the game, said Whitty. That’s what they’ll practise all week.
“We want to continue to try to play at the pace we want to play at. We feel like the faster the game, the better for us. So when we’re able to dictate the tempo through the game, we’re a lot more dangerous team.”
Parker said the Rams’ game was a good way to finish off the season and the key to their victory was their defence.
“We’re not a great team, but every team is getting better in this league. This has been an on-and-off year as far as defence, but now we’re all starting to click and it’s the perfect time.”
The Hurricanes started strong in the first quarter scoring a layup six seconds in. This set the pace for the rest of the game. Marcus Robinson of the Rams was sent off with a bloody nose. Hurricanes led 32-18 by the end of the first quarter.
Hurricanes’ Chase Bowden continued his campaign of steals into the second quarter. The score was 58-33 going into half time.
A new line-up from the Hurricanes seemed to open the door for the Rams as they increased their attack and energy coming into the third quarter, but it was not enough. The Hurricanes were up 89-44 at the end of the third.
Tyler MacDonald of the Rams scored 14 but it wasn’t nearly enough. The final score was 110-62.