Basketball Kings, Queens split series with Lightning

Lightning avenge loss to Queens a week earlier

Kings 94 Lightning 59

CALGARY — RDC Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger got his defence to finally play how he wants and it turned into an impressive victory.

The Kings completed a three-game sweep over the St. Mary’s University Lightning with a 94-59 victory in Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League play Saturday.

Previously the Kings won 118-87 and 94-76 over the Lightning, both at RDC.

The Kings led 28-12 after the first quarter, 47-29 at the half and 72-45 after three quarters.

Shayne Stumpf turned in an outstanding performance with 25 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and three steals. Ian Tevis added 15 points, six boards and two steals while Matt Matear had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Kai Greene 10 points and four assists. Ramo Adun added 12 points and Khurram Sultan 10.

Brandt Seibel had 13 points for the Lightning and the Kings held high-scoring Cordell Minnifee to nine points.

The Kings have a 5-0 record while St, Mary’s dropped to 0-5.

Lightning 103 Queens 61

The Lightning stormed out of the gate as they looked to avenge a 68-58 loss to the Queens last week.

They Calgary crew led 34-18 after the first quarter, 56-36 at the half and outscored RDC 19-5 in the third quarter.

Emily White led the Queens with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals while Kiana Mintz had 17 points and five steals, Dedra Janvier 11 points and Kristen Loney eight points and five rebounds.

Montana Romeril had 24 points for the Lightning.

The Lightning sit at 4-1 with RDC at 2-3.

The basketball squads are at home this weekend as they host Briercrest Friday and Medicine Hat Saturday. The women tip off at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. The RDC squads travel to Ambrose on Nov. 25 and Lethbridge Nov. 26 to finish the first half of their schedule.