Whylly, Goodman & Hurricanes win ACAA title


Tribune Sports Reporter


A PERFECT regular season continued with a perfect run through the playoffs for the Holland College Hurricanes as their Bahamian pipeline led the way to their seventh consecutive Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball title.

Roosevelt Whylly, Eleazor Goodman and the Hurricanes captured the conference championship with an 86-71 win over the Mount Allison Mounties Saturday in New Brunswick Canada.

Whylly finished the tournament averaging 23 points and 8.5 rebounds per game on 71 per cent shooting from the field and 43 per cent shooting from three.He scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the tournament finale.

In the semi-finals, he finished with 25 points and nine rebounds in a 94-66 victory over the UNB Saint John Seawolves.

Whylly was recognised as an All-Canadian as well as a member of the ACAA first All-Conference team for the fourth time.

The Hurricanes entered the tournament as the number one seed (and the number one team in Canada ranked by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association) after a 21-0 record during the regular season. In 19 games this season, Whylly averaged 21.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He shot 69 per cent from the field, 36 per cent from three and 79 per cent from the free throw line.

The Hurricanes have held the ACAA Conference title every year since 2013, and are also four-time CCAA National medallists (2013 - silver, 2016, 2017, 2018 – bronze.

The programme’s attention now shifts to the 2019 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, hosted by Langara College in Langley, British Colombia, March 13-16.

CCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championships consists of eight teams - five provincial champions, two wild cards and the host.


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