Kings hoops fall to Kodiaks

LETHBRIDGE – The RDC Kings are still nowhere near where they need to be if they expect to make a run at the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League title this season

Kodiaks 90 Kings 78

LETHBRIDGE – The RDC Kings are still nowhere near where they need to be if they expect to make a run at the Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League title this season.

The Kings lost their third game in a row – 90-78 to the homestanding Lethbridge College Kodiaks Friday.

The loss left them with a 9-3 record, the same as Medicine Hat and Olds and one up on Lethbridge, 8-4.

“We didn’t play well until I went to my bench in the fourth quarter,” said Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger. “We were down by 26 at one point, but once I put my bench in over the final six-and-a-half minutes we outplayed them.”

The Kings trailed 24-17, 46-30 and 76-54 by quarters before holding a 24-14 edge in the final quarter.

Matt Matear had 13 points and seven rebounds and Spencer Klassen came in off the bench to drop in 11 points. JP LeBLanc also had 11 points.

Kodiaks 68 Queens 59

The Queens played well for three of the four quarters against the No. 1 ranked team in the country. However, it was a disastrous third quarter when they were outscored 29-13 that did them in.

“We had a poor start to that quarter and that cost us,” said Queens head coach Ken King, whose squad led 13-12 after the first quarter and trailed 29-27 at the half. They were down 58-40 after three quarters before outscoring Lethbridge 19-10 in the final 10 minutes.

Kaylee St. Germain was the RDC player of the game and was outstanding off the bench in the final quarter.

Eva Bonde and Kennedy Burgess had 10 points each for RDC.

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