Hurricanes fall to Highlanders in close battle of Nova Scotia matchup

Hurricanes fall to Highlanders in close battle of Nova Scotia matchup

CAPE BRETON, N.S. -- In an early morning tilt between the two Nova Scotia squads, the Hurricanes fall to the Cape Breton Highlanders, 93-90.

The game was a close one from the get-go. The Hurricanes were in their usual groove in the first quarter, but the Highlanders really picked up the pace in the second, ending the half up by four. The final quarter decided the fate of the Hurricanes, after ending the third all tied up at 75. Both teams went back and forth with a one point lead, but a couple of plays went Cape Breton's way and they were able to hold onto the lead in the dying seconds.

Jordan Washington was the leading scorer for the Hurricanes, coming off of the bench and scoring 19 points. Malcolm Duvivier also contributed 11 points off of the bench for the Hurricanes. 

Rhamel Brown and Joel Kindred added 16 points each, while also contributing on the boards with 7 and 8 rebounds respectively. Another starter, Mike Poole, added 11 points and 6 rebounds on the morning.

The Highlanders offence was led by Deshaunt Walker and Kenny Jones. Walker came off the bench scoring 22 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds, while Jones tacked on 20 points of his own while securing 9 rebounds for Cape Breton.

The Hurricanes continue their six-game road trip in Moncton tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at the Avenir Centre. They return to Halifax on Friday, Dec. 28 for a rematch with the Cape Breton Highlanders and on Sunday, Dec. 30 against the St. John's Edge. Tickets for those game are available at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office or online

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