The RDC Kings came up short against a formidable opponent in the opening round of Alberta Colleges Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championships.
RDC was in tough, facing off against the ACAC North’s best Keyano College Huskies and they proved why they are also nationally ranked in the top five.
With a 28-point second quarter and only a 45-43 deficit at halftime, the Kings came out cold in the second half and were outscored 58-36 on the way to a 103-79 defeat.
RDC shot nearly 40 per cent in the loss and 31.3 per cent from three point range, but were outrebounded 53-36 by the Huskies. Keyano shot 50 per cent from the field in the victory, despite only making six threes and 54 per cent of their free throws.
Kings fourth-year guard put up a game-high 26 points, in the loss, along with eight rebounds and three assists. Spencer Klass also had a strong game with 22 assists.
RDC wasn’t able to limit Stefan Jovcic who had a huge night with 16 points and 20 rebounds. Noah Simpson was also strong offensively with 24 points and eight rebounds, while Jacob Simmons added 23 points, four rebounds and four assists.
The Kings will now play the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder on Friday afternoon.