Amidst treacherous weather, the Blue Devils suffered a close loss to the Hurricanes of Holland College, falling by just 2 baskets 70-74. UKC’s Claire Hickman had a monster effort with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Geana George (16), Jenna Bain (13), and Chloe Oxner (12) all had double-digit point totals as well. Sophie Atkinson led the way for the PEI ball club, with a double-double including 20 points on 9-15 shooting, and 10 boards. Elsewhere Hollands Danielle McKinnon added 13 points, while Courtney Nordin chipped in with a dozen. With the win, the Hurricanes improve to 6-2 while the Blue Devils fall to 5-3 with the loss.
UKC @ HC: 70-74 Loss
The Holland Hurricanes started on a 7-0 run, and never looked back as they defeated the UKC Blue Devils 88-54 at the Holland College Centre for Community Engagement Saturday night. Rookie Hurricenes forwards Adrian Thompson exploded for 30 points on 60% shooting, including 2-3 from deep. Nate Anderson collected a season-high 20 rebounds to go along with 12 points. Jayden McMullen added 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists. For the Blue Devils, Noah Mutabaruka led the way with 18 points while Reese Zorogole added 11 points, and Jayden Nordin chipped in with 10 points.
UKC @ HC: 54-88
Crowds watched a very close match between UKC Blue Devils and Mount Mystics this evening. The Blue Devils offense was led by Emma Wilson with 12 kills and Abby Hourigan had 11 kills. Elsewhere, The Mount offense was led by Kenzie Brimicombe with 12 kills and Lis Rhymes with 9 kills. From the line, Onne Njoku had 4 serving aces and Kenzie Brimicombe with 3, where UKC’s Isabelle Roach had 3 serving aces and Abby Hourigan had 4. The Mount won the first set 25-20, before UKC came back and won the next 2 sets 25-23,25-22. To stay alive the Mystics won the 4th set 25-18 and went on to win the tie breaker 15-10.
UKC @ MSVU: 3-2
University of King’s College hosted the first tournament of 2020 this past weekend. The ACAA badminton teams of MTA, USA, DAL AC and UKC worked together to complete all categories in a single day of play.
UKC once again finished on top, winning 7 of the 10 categories and finishing with 83 points. MTA took second place with 70 points, followed by USA and DAL AC, with 51 and 46 points respectively. Find a complete list of tournament results on acaa.ca.
There is just one tournament left in regular season play, hosted by Dalhousie Agricultural Campus on February 1st.
The ACAA Championships and CCAA Qualifiers will be hosted by the University of King’s College on February 15th and 16th.
That’s all for this week. Keep your eyes peeled for this coming weekends volleyball matches at the Kingdome on Saturday and Sunday, versus MSVU and St. Thomas respectively. Find the full athletics schedule online and watch all your Blue Devils Athletes via www.acaatv.ca and stay up to date will all the action from the ACAA.