Holland College beats Crandall University 76-45

By Mario Ernesto Carranza
Jan. 17, 2015
The Holland College Hurricanes women’s basketball team beat the Crandall University Chargers 76-45 in Charlottetown on Jan. 17, 2015.
Marvia Dean was a driving force for the Hurricanes as she wracked up six offensive rebounds, nine defensive rebounds and was 9-13 with field goals.
Another notable was Jazlin Barker with 22:51 on the court and six assists.
Mendeira Smith, Hurricanes shooting guard, was a defensive centrepiece in helping keep the Chargers score under control.
“The team plays better when I play better. I need to start off hot defensively at the beginning of every game, that we all play better defensively. Can’t just happen in the second half.”
Against the Chargers, rebounding had been a problem in the first half and the Hurricanes didn’t capitalize on defence or offence, said Smith.
“We need to start hot and finish hot.”
Katiesha Brissett, a starting forward on the Hurricanes, also played a substantial amount of minutes for the Hurricanes on Saturday.
“We need to take advantage of the opportunities we get on offensive and defensive when we rebound or steal the ball. We have to be opportunistic.”
Brissett is one of the second year leaders on the team.
“We need to play hard start to finish and if the do that, playoffs will be easy.” First quarter action started with a strong offensive showing by the Hurricanes as they were up 10 points, 19-9. Barker was a factor as she provided multiple assists leading to several scoring opportunities.
The second quarter saw sloppy rebounding play by the Hurricanes as they lost most challenges to the Chargers but Crandall University could not capitalize on scoring opportunities. The score going into halftime was 35-15 for the Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes came storming back in the second half and become more aggressive on their defensive and offensive rebounds raking up 16 rebounds, between Brissett and forward Janea Barrett. The score at the end of the third was 61-29 Hurricanes.
4th Quarter:
The Hurricanes cruised to victory as they dominated offensively and defensively with strong play from forwards Marvia Dean and Rayelle Morrison

Guard Mendaira Smith was all smiles after the Holland College Hurricanes beat Crandall University Chargers, Jan. 17. Photo by Mario Ernesto Carranza

Holland College forward Katiesha Brissett said the team took advantage of its opportunities in the win against Crandall Univeristy Chargers, Jan. 17. Photo by Mario Ernesto Carranza