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ACAC honours four RDP basketball athletes

Awarded for their fantastic seasons
Four members of the Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens basketball teams were honoured by the ACAC for their seasons. (Photo by Red Deer Polytechnic Athletics)

Four Red Deer Polytechnic Kings and Queens basketball players were honoured by the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) for their extraordinary seasons.

Queens fifth-year guard Sandra Garcia-Bernal was named the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Player of the Year and was also a South All-Conference team selection.

Garcia-Bernal was tied for the team lead with 11.4 points per game which led the Queens to a second-place finish in the ACAC south division.

With 130 steals this season, she became the ACAC all-time leader in steals with 406 to finish her collegiate career. She knocked off NAIT’s Shea-Lynn Noyes who had 350 steals.

Fellow Queens guard Heena Sidhu was also named to the ACAC Women’s Basketball South Second All-Conference team.

Sidhu was fifth in Queens scoring 10.3 points per game this season and added 2.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. She was also fourth-best in the league with 73 steals and shot 79.1 per cent from the free-throw line.

For the Kings, guard Deandre Rowe was selected as the ACAC Men’s Basketball South Rookie of the Year and Jose Mauro was named to the Men’s Basketball South Second All-Conference team.

Rowe ranked third on the team with 12.7 points per game while shooting 42.7 per cent from the field, 34 per cent from three-point range, and 75 per cent at the free-throw line.

Mauro led the Kings in scoring averaging 15.8 points per game on 53.5 but also averaged 11 rebounds per game, which is ranked fourth in the league.

Ian Gustafson

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