Local sports briefs – December 2

A pair of first-year basketball players shared the Moxie’s Classic Grill RDC athlete of the week awards.

Rookie hoopsters named players of week

A pair of first-year basketball players shared the Moxie’s Classic Grill RDC athlete of the week awards.

Terrell Campbell of Toronto took the top men’s award after helping the Kings sweep an Alberta Colleges Men’s Basketball League doubleheader from the Briercrest Bible College Clippers, averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Campbell is one of four players on the RDC squad from Toronto.

Meanwhile, Foremost native Lisa Ivanic received the top female award after playing a key role in the Queens twin bill sweep over the Clippers.

Ivanic was outstanding in the Queens 65-62 win Friday, pouring in 27 points to go with seven rebounds.

Saturday she added seven points and three boards as the Queens rolled to a 60-49 win.

• The hockey Queens are the lone RDC squad playing this week as they go into their Christmas break with a doubleheader against the league-leading Mount Royal University Cougars.

They play Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena and Friday in Calgary. The Queens, who sit with a 3-5-2-0 record, tied and beat the Cougars, 7-3-1-1, in overtime in two previous meetings.

• The volleyball Kings will compete in a seven-team college tournament in San Diego at the end of the month.

The Kings, along with Mount Royal and SAIT, face teams from Limoilou College in Quebec City, Douglas College of New Westminster, the University of Fraser Valley of Abbotsford and Vancouver Island University from Nanaimo.

The tournament goes at the San Diego Volleyball Club. The Kings leave Dec. 27 and return Jan. 4.


Armstrong makes provincial team

Mark Armstrong of the Exelta Gymnastics Club earned a spot on the provincial team for novice 15-and-over trampoline, tumbling and double mini trampoline (DMT) during the first trials to the Canadian national championships in Edmonton during the weekend.

Armstrong placed first in trampoline, third in tumbling and fifth in DMT.

Another Exelta member, Mackenzie Crozman, narrowly missed the qualifying score for nationals, but teamed up with Armstrong to take top honours in synchronized trampoline.


Grizzlys beat Eagles in overtime

CANMORE — Nicholas Bourgeois scored in the second overtime period to lift the Olds Grizzlys past the Canmore Eagles 4-3 in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game on Tuesday.

Corbin Karl, Jordan Kwas and Sean Neumeier also tallied for the Grizzlys, who were one-for-six on the power play. The Eagles, who were zero-for-six with a man advantage, got goals from Adam Stephen, Willy Sakal and Topher Flanagan.

Marc Boulanger made 35 saves in the Olds net, while Sam Brittain stopped 29 shots for Canmore.

The Grizzlys host the Camrose Kodiaks on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


Frontier Chiefs tie Drayton Valley

Ross Heidt scored twice and Zane Steeves made 30 saves as the Red Deer Frontier Chiefs tied Drayton Valley 4-4 in bantam AA hockey action during the weekend. Justin VanTetering and Colton Levie notched the other Chiefs goals.


Women’s basketball

Jill Potts dropped in 22 points to lead the undefeated Hot Shots to a 58-51 victory over the Storm in North Star Sports Women’s Basketball League action Monday.

Jen Stange had nine points in a losing cause.

In the only other game the RDC Black downed the RDC Royals 57-44 with Robyn Whittaker dropping in 14 points. Carla Stewart had 14 points for the Royals.

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