Queens basketball win third straight

The win moved the Queens into a tie for a playoff spot

Queens 65 Rattlers 39

Kings 80 Rattlers 72

The RDC Queens picked up a crucial win in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference play Friday night.

With the Queens in a heated battled for an ACAC playoff spot, they knocked off the Medicine Hat College Rattlers 65-39 at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

The win moved RDC to 7-7 on the year and pulled them even with the Briercrest College Clippers for fifth in the ACAC South standings and two points back of the Rattlers for fourth.

The top four teams in the division make the ACAC Championships, which will take place in Medicine Hat.

Friday, Amy Szymanek led the Queens with a big performance off the bench. The second-year guard cashed in a game-high 14 points, along with five rebounds and three steals. Third-year Britney Peters also had a big night, with 12 points and seven rebounds. Lauren Cardinal chipped in a strong performance as well, with 11 points and nine rebounds.

The Queens also shot an efficient 44 per cent from the field in the victory.

RDC held the Rattlers to single digits in all but one quarter, including just four points in the fourth. The Queens outscored MHC 35-13 in the second half.

The Queens and Rattlers are back on the floor at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

The RDC Kings also picked up an exciting win, knocking off the Rattlers 80-72.

Tyronn King came off the bench to lead RDC, scoring 17 points in the victory. He also added five rebounds and four assists.

Ramiro Martinez Quintanilla Jimenez also had a big game for RDC, pouring in 16 points and seven rebounds. Red Deer product Spencer Klassen chipped in 15 points.

With the game tied at the half, the Kings outscored the Rattlers 43-35 in the second half to pick up the win. RDC shot 31 per cent from three point range and 38 per cent from the field.

Kieron Burgess had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Rattlers.

RDC and the Rattlers square off Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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