Kings split weekend series with Kodiaks

The RDC Kings (11-3) split their weekend series with the Lethbridge Kodiaks (11-3) as they opened the second half of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball season.

LETHBRIDGE — The RDC Kings (11-3) split their weekend series with the Lethbridge Kodiaks (11-3) as they opened the second half of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball season.

The Kings won 88-77 on Friday, led by Matt John’s double-double, 10 points and 11 assists.

On Saturday they fell 83-69 to the Kodiaks, struggling offensively and turning the ball over 24 times. Matt Matear led the Kings with 16 points while Benny Bankazo added 10 rebounds.

RDC still won the season series 3-1 giving them the tie-breaker between the two first place clubs.

The RDC Queens (2-12) were crushed by the Kodiaks (14-0) in both women’s games, losing 93-37 on Friday and 72-47 on Saturday.

Gillian Griffin had a team high six points in their loss on Friday. On Saturday Dedra Janvier led the Queens with 12 points while Kennedy Burgess had 11.

RDC plays St. Mary’s University in a home-and-home set this weekend, at RDC on Friday at 6 p.m. and then in Calgary on Saturday.

• The RDC Kings (8-9-0-1) completed their ACAC men’s hockey sweep of the Concordia Thunder (3-15-1-1), beating them 4-3 in overtime on Saturday in Edmonton.

Joel Topping tied the game for the Kings with 14 seconds to go with his second goal of the game and Clayton Petrie scored the winner at 2:30 of the extra frame. Riley Simpson also scored for the Kings while Mike Salmon made 25 saves for the win.

RDC outshot the host Thunder 52-28.

The Kings host Briercrest College (3-16-0-1) twice this weekend in Penhold, at 7 p.m. on Friday and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.