Kings basketball keep playoff hopes alive

Queens snap seven-game losing streak

The RDC Kings picked up a massive road win Saturday to inch into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference playoff conversation.

RDC topped the Ambrose University Lions 91-88 and now have a hold on fourth in the ACAC south division with two games left at Briercrest College.

In the win, guard Khurram Sultan had a massive night with 24 points. Sultan, a fifth-year guard from Edmonton hit seven of nine from three-point range. The Kings as a team hit eight threes in the win.

Spencer Klassen added 15 points and Barzin Eskandarkhah chipped in 16 off the bench.

For the Lions, Isaac Grey had a wild game with 40 points, including eight threes.

The Queens also earned a big win, with their first win in eight games. They topped the Lions 79-76 Saturday.

Rookie guard Harneet Sidhu and Sandra Garica-Bernal combined to lead the Queens with 18 points each. Lauren Cardinal and Katie Ballhorn also each chipped in 13 points.

RDC trailed 39-38 at halftime but outscored the Lions 20-15 in the fourth quarter to pick up the victory. They were also 52 per cent from three-point range.

The Kings and Queens finish the ACAC regular season next weekend with a pair of games at Briercrest College.

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