Queens, Kings accomplish mission on the road against the Briercrest Clippers

The RDC Queens left Thursday for a two-game Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League

Queens, Kings

accomplish mission on the road against the Briercrest Clippers

Queens 82 Clippers 52

CARONPORT, Sask. — The RDC Queens left Thursday for a two-game Alberta Colleges Women’s Basketball League set against the Briercrest Bible College Clippers knowing they needed to sweep to remain in the hunt for the playoffs.

Mission accomplished as they defeated the Clippers 82-52 Saturday afternoon to go with a 68-57 win on Friday.

The Queens, 7-10, need to sweep both Olds and Ambrose to finish their regular season with a winning record and a shot at the playoffs.

The Queens stormed out of the gate, grabbing a 22-10 first-quarter lead and never looked back. They led 39-23 at the half and 62-39 after three quarters.

“Today was a much better all around team effort,” said Queens head coach Ken King. “Nobody played less than six minutes and we had six players with five or more rebounds. We won the glass like we wanted.”

Kiana Mintz was the RDC player of the game with 14 points, seven rebounds, one assist and three steals.

“Kiana had a big bounce-back day for her,” said King. “I’m proud of her in her ability to refocus and come back today. She put the team first.”

Maya Parker added 14 points and five rebounds, Brooke Kirkpatrick 12 points and five boards, Dedra Janvier 12 points. Lauren Bailey seven points, three rebounds and three assists and Keitlyn Williams seven points and six boards.

The Queens out rebounded the Clippers 43-30 and finished with 16 turnovers compared to 23 for BBC. The Queens held a 19-11 edge in points off turnovers and 38-18 edge in points in the paint.

The RDC bench was also strong finishing with 45 points.

Kings 107 Clippers 66

The Kings also charged out of the gate and grabbed a 27-10 lead after 10 minutes. They led 57-31 at the half and 91-52 after three quarters and rolled to a 107-66 victory.

Ian Tevis continued his dominant play with 36 points — 34 of which came in the first 30 minutes. He added 10 rebounds, four assists, six steals and a block.

Shayne Stumpf added 17 points, nine rebounds and five helpers while Matt Matear had 11 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

Khurram Sultan had 10 points, Spencer Klassen 10 points, three rebounds , two assists and three steals and Anthony Robbs 12 points and two steals.

The Kings shot 50.6 per cent from the field and nailed 11-of-27 from three-point land. They also held a 45-34 edge in rebounds and 18-5 edge in steals.

They had 14 turnovers compared to 26 for the Clippers.

RDC had a 30-18 edge in points off turnovers, a 42-22 edge in points in the paint and held a 45 point lead in the fourth quarter.

The RDC teams host Olds on Thursday.

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