RDC Queens forward Emily White had a massive double-double in a win Saturday for RDC. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate Staff)

Queens and Kings basketball win over Lightning in final home games

A day after struggling against the St. Mary’s Lightning on the road, the RDC Queens snuck out a win at home in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s basketball action.

The Queens topped the Lighting 63-59 and limited the visitors to just nine points in the fourth quarter.

RDC trailed by eight after the first quarter but had a massive 22-point second to take the lead into half.

Third-year forward Emily White was a force in the victory, with her second straight double-double. She had a game-high 25 points and 16 rebounds in the contest.

Paige Schultz played 23 minutes off the bench and was the only other Queen in double figures with 10 points.

RDC Kings Basketball

The RDC Kings dominated the St. Mary’s Lightning for the second straight night with an 83-71 win.

After trailing 39-30 at the half, the Kings poured in 53 points including a 29-point fourth to earn the victory. They held the Lightning to just 12 points in the third quarter.

All five starters for RDC hit double figures in the win, with Dshawn Tyrell leading the way with 20 points. Solon Ellis and Spencer Klassen both had 16 in the win and Erik Bakker added 14.

Cody White played solid in 25 minutes with 12 points. Bakker and Ellis both had double-doubles with 14 and 11 rebounds respectively.

RDC will play NAIT to open the ACAC playoffs on March 1 at Lethbridge College.

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