Kings get back on right track with win over Kodiaks

The RDC Kings appear to be out of their slump. The Kings came up with a huge 94-88 victory over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks after dropping their first three games of the second half of the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League.

Kings 94 Kodiaks 88

LETHBRIDGE – The RDC Kings appear to be out of their slump.

The Kings came up with a huge 94-88 victory over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks after dropping their first three games of the second half of the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League.

“We definitely look to be coming together with our new look,” said Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger.

“The first three games this half we were working out the kinks after making a couple of changes over the break.”

The Kings lost team scoring leader Ian Tevis and backup guard Henry Bankazo at Christmas and also had a string of injuries which left them with only eight players on the bench.

But with Shayne Stumpf now in the fold the Kings looked more like themselves Saturday, although Stumpf is still getting used to his new teammates.

Anthony Ottley led the RDC squad with 18 points and 12 rebounds while Matt Matear had 20 points and eight boards, JP LeBlanc 17 points and Matt Johnson an outstanding 13 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.

The Kings stormed out of the gate, grabbing a 33-20 lead after the first quarter and were ahead 56-42 at the half.

‘We lost the second half by eight, but did enough early,” said Pottinger. “This was a big win for us. Lethbridge played well and even if we would have lost I would have been pleased. It was nice to be rewarded for our hard work.”

Kodiaks 70 Queens 39

After a solid effort in a 68-59 loss to the No. 1 ranked team in the country Friday, the Queens stumbled out of the gate Saturday and trailed 31-8 after 10 minutes. They trailed 51-19 at the half and 56-30 after three quarters.

“Our coaching staff didn’t use our personal correctly today,” said Queens head coach Ken King. “We’ll need to make adjustments for next weekend.”

Dadra Janvier led RDC with 12 points and five rebounds.

RDC faces Ambrose University College next weekend – Friday at RDC and Saturday in Calgary.

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