Bahamian trio help Holland College reach milestone


Sports Reporter


WITH a distinct Bahamian presence on both rosters, the Holland College Hurricanes basketball programmes have reached another major milestone as they prepare for a post-season run.

The Hurricanes men’s and women’s basketball teams clinched first place in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) standings last weekend.

The women’s team features three Bahamian players on its roster - Ashley Moss, Marvia Dean and Chrishanda Rahming.

After a pair of wins over the NBSJ Seawolves (85-38 and 78-38) they improved to 15-1 win-loss on the season.

In the opening game Moss finished with 13 points, while in game two she added 12 and Dean finished with a team high 16 points.

With two games left, they lead the second place Crandall Chargers (11-3), Mount Allison Mounties (9-5) and MSVU Mystics (9-6) in the standings.

Dean has been a leader at both ends of the floor, averaging 12.2 points and 11.6 rebounds per game while shooting 60 per cent from the field.


She reached the 20-point plateau in two games this season and has posted eight double doubles on the year.

Rahming has been a key reserve averaging 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

Moss, in her third year with the programme, is averaging 11.1 rebounds per game while scoring 7.8 points per game.

After missing the first six games of the season, she scored a season high 12 points in just her third appearance.

She has posted two doubles doubles this season with 15 points and 14 rebounds against Crandall and 11 points and 12 rebounds over UKC.

Dean and Moss helped the Hurricanes win their first ACAA Championship last season.

On the men’s side, Trevone Grant and Roosevelt Whylly recorded a pair of blowouts over the Seawolves, 108-85 and 108-55 for a win-loss record of 17-1.

Whylly led the way offensively in game one with 28 points while Grant added 21.

In game two, Grant scored 22 while Whylly added 14.

Whylly, a versatile 6ft 6in forward, has been the team’s second leading scorer at 19.5 points per game and leading rebounder at 9.1 per game.

Grant is the team’s third leading scorer at 17.6 points per game, grabbing 7.6 rebounds and handing out 3.4 assists per game.

Both Hurricanes teams return to action on Saturday, when they host the STU Tommies at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement.

The ACAA championships will take place from March 4 to 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the Mount Saint Vincent University. 

The Hurricanes are the defending conference champions in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

The ACAA is the governing body for collegiate sports in Atlantic Canada.

It began in 1967 as the Nova Scotia College Conference, and now the ACAA is represented by nine schools in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island competing in six sports.

The ACAA is a member of the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA), and provincial champions compete for national collegiate titles.

The CCAA is the national governing body for organised sports at colleges in Canada since 1974 and hosts 10 annual national championships.


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