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Kings basketball eliminated from ACAC divisional playoffs

Season came to an end
The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings lost the ACAC men’s basketball divisional playoffs on the road (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

The Red Deer Polytechnic Kings basketball season came to a close on Saturday.

The Kings lost in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) men’s basketball divisional playoffs to the St. Mary’s University Lightning 113-86 on the road.

With a trip to the ACAC Men’s Basketball Final Four Championship on the line, the Kings had a great start and led 29-15 after the first quarter at St. Mary’s University.

However, the Lightning picked up their game and scored 40 points in the second quarter alone.

In the second half, Red Deer kept up with the home team but fell apart in the fourth quarter. In the final frame, the Kings only managed to score 12 points to the Lightning’s 29 points.

The Kings shot just 42 per cent from the field and the Lightning were on top of their game shooting nearly 60 per cent.

The Lightning were led by an elite performance from forward Brock Dewsbery who scored 31 points and grabbed seven boards. Guard Caleb Jipp also added 22 points in the victory.

For the Kings, forward Jośe Barrozo Júnior led the way scoring 30 points on nearly 50 per cent shooting. Forward Efe Iyamu also scored 24 points for the Kings.

Ian Gustafson

About the Author: Ian Gustafson

Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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