Queens’ basketball team can almost kiss the playoffs goodbye

The RDC Queens can all but forget about making the Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League playoffs.

Broncos 78 Queens 71

OLDS — The RDC Queens can all but forget about making the Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League playoffs.

The Queens needed to win their final four games of the season, against lower placed teams — Olds and Ambrose — and have Medicine Hat lose four of their six remaining games against higher-placed teams — Lethbridge and SAIT.

But the Queens didn’t do themselves any favours as they fell apart in the fourth quarter in losing 78-71 to the Olds College Broncos Thursday.

It was the Queens inability to handle Olds star Brianna Scott that cost them the game.

Scott pumped in 25 of her game-high 50 points in the fourth quarter as the Broncos, 4-12, outscored the Queens, 7-11, 31-11.

The loss ruined a brilliant performance by RDC star, Emily White, who finished with 18 points, 24 rebounds, seven assists, six blocked shots and three steals.

Dedra Janvier pumped in 25 points while hitting seven of 12 from the three-point line and now has 191 threes in her career.

Kiana Mintz added 16 points, three rebounds and four steals.

Kings 78 Broncos 69

The Kings didn’t play their best game either, but were good when they needed to be to pull out a 78-69 victory.

The Kings trailed 21-12 after the first quarter, but outscored the Broncos 27-14 in the second quarter and 23-12 in the third.

Ian Tevis finished with 14 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and five steals while Matt Matear had 11 points and 12 boards, Shayne Stumpf 12 points and seven rebounds, Spencer Klassen 12 points and nine rebounds and Darryl Broderick 10 points, two boards and three assists. Zach Morgan, got a chance for some playing time and finished with six points in seven minutes.

Anthony Heintzman had 23 points and Mike Hamilton 14 for Olds.

The teams meet again Saturday at RDC with the women tipping off at 6 p.m., followed by the men.

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