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Women's basketball moves closer to playoffs, men take a hit

The UKC women’s basketball team defeated the Holland College Hurricanes on Monday, but the curse of the second quarter struck again for the Blue Devils men.

Pair of double-doubles help Blue Devils women top Hurricanes
The UKC women’s basketball team defeated Holland College 75-64 in Monday matinee action.
The game remained close after the first quarter with the Blue Devils carrying a four point lead into the second quarter. Katie Locke shot 2-4 from 3 point range to help extend the Blue Devils lead to 13 points.
The Hurricanes played much better in the second half, led offensively by Steph Hiltz, who finished with the game lead in points with 27.
The Hurricanes offensive surge brought them within six points, but Blue Devils point guard Maddison Jennex shut out all hopes of a Holland College comeback. Two back to back plays consisted of Jennex quickly stealing the ball from Hiltz and delivery an easy layup, extending the lead to 9 points.

Sports terminology: “double-double”
To get a double-double in a game, a player must get a double-digit figure in two of five statistical categories. In basketball, these categories are points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots.

UKC had both Bhreagh Moore and Wendy Margetts go for double-doubles, 17 points, 10 rebounds and 14 points, 11 rebounds respectively. Margetts’s double-double now extends her league leading total to 8 on the season.
The Hurricanes offense struggled mightily through the game with only two players registering more than 10 points.
The Blue Devils will host one more home game this Saturday against the last place Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams, then travel to Mount Allison the following day to end the regular season.
 
Blue Devils men lose a nail-biter to Hurricanes
The UKC men’s basketball played a good game, but ended up losing 92-82 to the first-ranked Holland College Hurricanes.
The Blue Devils, ranked sixth, played an inspired first quarter and actually carried a nine-point lead into the second quarter. However, the second quarter curse struck again. This season, the team has been routinely heavily outscored in the second quarter.
Monday was no different after the Hurricanes took that quarter by a score of 27-9. The Blue Devils would never see the lead again despite clawing their way back into striking distance several times in the second half.
Thomas Watson, JJ Wilson and Mohammed Ibrahim all scored 20 plus a point against Holland College, but little secondary scoring was provided.
The Hurricanes were led by point guard Alvin Parker and centre Chase Bowden. Parker played better than anyone in the ACAA and came up only a rebound short of a triple-double (16 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds). Bowden showed why he was number three in the league in scoring and one of the best men in the ACAA, going for 25 points and 14 rebounds.
The Blue Devils will host their last home game this season when the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams visit the KingDome this Saturday at 4 p.m.

By David J. Shuman

David is a second-year journalism student at King's, is engagement/news editor of The Watch, and a copy editor of The Pigeon. He writes on student politics, campus happenings, and school news. 

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