RDC Kings and Queens basketball fall to Kodiaks

Kodiaks 72 Queens 67

Kodiaks 96 Queens 85 (OT)

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks snapped the RDC Queens winning streak Saturday night.

After four straight victories for RDC in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s basketball play, the Kodiaks came to town and knocked off the Queens 72-67.

Lethbridge led 34-31 at halftime and then outscored RDC 21-13 in the third quarter.

Sandra Garica-Bernal led the way for the Queens with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Harneet Sidhu and Sophie Melin each had 12 points. Off the bench, Britney Peters poured in 17 points and added 10 boards in the loss. The Queens shot 36.8 per cent from the field and only went to the free throw line eight times in the loss. They hit eight three-pointers in the loss.

Denajha Kie scored a game-high 20 points for the Kodiaks and added seven rebounds, six steals and four assists in the win.

The Queens will next host the Briercrest College Clippers on Nov. 22 and 23.

The Kings also dropped a tight game, falling 96-85 in overtime on Saturday night in ACAC play.

RDC had a three-point lead at half time that was cut to two points in the third quarter. In the fourth, the Kodiaks outscored the Kings 20-18 to force the extra period.

In overtime, the Kodiaks rolled outscoring RDC 21-10 and winning 96-85. Both starters Kevin Szymanek and Jovon Edison fouled out of the game for the Kings.

Tyronn King and Spencer Klassen had big games for the home side. King picked up 12 rebounds and 13 assists, to go along with six points. Klassen hit five three-pointers and cashed in a game-high 28 points. The Red Deer product also had 12 rebounds. Off the bench, Ramiro Martinez Quintanilla Jimenez pitched in 13 points and Anthony Harper had 12.

RDC shot just 50 per cent from the free throw line and 37 per cent from the field in the loss.

The Kings will next host the Briercrest College Clippers on Nov. 22 and 23.

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